Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, OR that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Lots of nudity! 5$ to get in. Pretty area and beautiful springs
Long drive, curvy but pretty, in from main roads...mostly paved/maintained. Not too far in, walking. A few ups and downs on trail but it's relatively short. The pools were smaller and some shallower than I expected...top pool was closed due to rock fall, as of 2015.
we went on Easter 3/27/16...I loved it, but would prefer to go on a week day when it is less busy. Also the Rangers said they have been having cougar problems so I would suggest not bringing your dog as the tie up area is no where in sight of the springs. it's also $6 a person.
It was amazing and magical. The Cougar Hot Springs were wonderful. They were about 94 when we went in them. Camped about 2 miles up from the hot springs and Cougar Campgrounds. The sound of the Mckenzie River as we slept was delightful. The next day we followed a creek on a hike up the mountain. We found a bunch of edible mushrooms Chantrelles and Hedgehogs. It was an amazing trip to the Willamette National Forest.
Easy, fun hike
Easy hike, great pools. Middle pool is the best. Wasn't too crowded around noon on a Saturday.
Nice easy trail, took about 10 minutes to walk to the springs. The springs were beautiful, there were 4 small pools to swim in. Clothing is optional. It was $6/per person to walk the trail. There was also a spot you could detour off the trail to walk down the hill and swum in the river.
The trail is a piece of cake -hike it to get to the hot springs for a truly wonderful day.
Easy trail, great hot spring. Cost $6 per person to go on trail