Very short and easy hike into a nice natural hot springs. Two large pools and two other area that have spring water. Not far from Missoula and frequented by locals. Almost too full when we got there, but people dwindled as the day drug on and night set in. The pools are amazing under the stars, just bring a flashlight for your hike out!
I hiked this a few years ago with my dad and it began my love for hiking. You are constantly hiking above and next to the creek which makes for a pleasant view the entire hike even though there is no much tree cover so bring sunscreen. Not a hard hike at all even with all the weight my dad and I brought along with my two uncles. We camped about halfway in a meadow that you really can't miss, I forget the name of it but it is where the Cayuse Creek joins Kelly Creek. Fishing near here is phenomenal and will probably stay that way because of its relative obscurity.
This was our first time going to a hot spring. The travelers we encountered were friendly and very interesting!
It was lightly raining but sitting in the hot spring and feeling the cold rain on your shoulders left you feeling rejuvenated. Will be traveling here again with my pups!
Jonnie B. on Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
nice, easy hike to several hot springs, along a beautiful stream. moderare amount of people, little nudity but people behaving appropriately. enjoyed soaking in hot spring and relaxing.
I cannot seem to find the trail to Goat Lake from the Iron Creek Trailhead on this website, but that is the path we took. It was significantly challenging for our group, but this was a bucket list hike for me to complete. With Lyme disease wrecking my joints, we hurried to complete this in August. There was still some snow at the top, and the lake was beautiful and turquoise and Goat Falls was also amazing. I hope I can do this hike again.