Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

EASY 13 reviews

Jerry Johnson Hot Springs is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Elk City, ID that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from May until October.

2.6 miles 255 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

hot springs

river

waterfall

wild flowers

very short, leads to a remote yet well known hot springs. I have hiked this as early as February and late as november!

hiking
1 month ago

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!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Easy hike. Great soak in pools. Yes, there may be naked people up there but everyone tends to behave. Trail can be muddy so suggest good shoes, not flip flops. Best time is winter

7 months ago

7 months ago

fun easy trek

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

Always on my list whenever I go to Missoula. Nice leisurely still to some nice natural hot springs. Pack a couple of cold beers because its a nice place to soak and toss a couple back.

hiking
2 years ago

Good winter hike in January. The trail to the hot springs is easy to follow but very icy this time of year. Pushed pass the springs and followed the trail to the waterfall. The trail is not heavily traveled past the springs so snow shoes are a big help. Most of the waterfall was frozen over except the very lower portion. A very nice winter scene.

hiking
4 years ago

This is a very popular spot. Expect to find other users, and possibly naked. The last few times I've been out I noticed a large amount of garbage, which sucks. Maybe the fire that burned the area this summer cleaned up the garbage. Easy hike in, seen a few moose in the area, especially by the second spring.

hiking
4 years ago

I very much enjoy Jerry Johnson and is a very beautiful hot springs. There are usually naked people so be prepared for that

hiking
5 years ago

Easy, easy trail. Flat - wide..two miles. Hot springs at the end to soak your feet! Caution... there is usally nudity at the springs and sometimes other behavior that might not be appropriate for younger hikers.