Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs

EASY 13 reviews
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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.

0.9 miles 107 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

wild flowers

2 months ago

Lots of nudity! 5$ to get in. Pretty area and beautiful springs

5 months ago

7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

camping
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy, fun hike

1 year ago

Easy hike, great pools. Middle pool is the best. Wasn't too crowded around noon on a Saturday.

walking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

The trail is a piece of cake -hike it to get to the hot springs for a truly wonderful day.

hiking
4 years ago

Easy trail, great hot spring. Cost $6 per person to go on trail