Kennedy Warm Spring

Darrington, Washington 98241

Kennedy Warm Spring

Kennedy Warm Spring Professional Review and Guide

"Includes: Glacier Creek Meadow and Lake Byrne. A day hike or multi-day backpack featuring a soaking box in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. No need to pack a swimsuit. The extraordinary soaking box here consists of a 4-by 5-foot cedar box recessed into the ground. Since the water depth is nearly 6 feet, the strategy is to do your soaking in a vertical position.

A surprising number of bodies can squeeze into the small box in this unusual fashion, either standing up, if they’re tall enough, or by just gripping the sides with toes suspended. Spring water filters in through the rocky bottom and rises in warm bubbles to the surface. A small platform borders the box; there is a handy rack nearby for clothes and towels. Nestled into the bank between the milky river and a wall of trees, Kennedy’s magic bubble box offers highly scenic therapy for aching muscles."

Kennedy Warm Spring Reviews

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All of the trail is still washed out, including the road 8 miles from the trail head. There is still a nice road walk, but that is about it. Don't bother with this trail until you contact the Darrington Ranger District.
This trail is gone and so is the hot spring. The cabin near the hot spring is gone as well. All were swept away by some sort of landslide cause when the area was dumped with about 12 inches of rainfall in 24 hrs this spring. According the the Forest Service office, multiple sections of the trail near the river caved in and the trail is closed indefinitely. Contact the Darrington Forest Service office for updates.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Hot Springs
Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Northwest Forest Pass required.
Local Contacts
Glacier Peak Green Trails. Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018