Explore the most popular river trails in Boise National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked this trail back in 2015 before it was on All Trails. It was a great hike in. The trail had just a few challenging spots, but was still fun and full of surprises. Ran into a bear and a group of boy scouts. Too bad it's closed due to the fires that came through.

I hiked this trail in May 2017 and there was still snow in some places. Due to the very snowy winter, the river was running very high and had washed out a portion of the trail. I'm not sure if it has been fixed since, but it is possible to hike up and around it safely. The hot springs on Dash Creek near the end of the trail were also washed over due to high water, but Boiling Springs near the trailhead was accessible. The trailhead shares a parking lot with Boiling Springs Campground, which is accessed by Middle Fork Road, which gets rough in some places. The scenery is very beautiful and the hike is very moderate.

Nice Spot , Becky Z is an Idiot !!!!!!

So relaxing to be able soak with a perfect view of the mountains and some snow falling .

We were camping at pine flats 10/7/17&10/8/17. The park is walk up only meaning it’s open but not maintained. We double checked with the ranger station and they confirmed it was open, just not maintained (no trash collection, water, toilet paper).

Beautiful and easy trail, but currently closed due to fire damage. NFS says until 12/31/18 minimum. Two bridges were destroyed.

Great hike with good trails and markers. There's about 9 lakes in the area so it's fun to go see them all!

Have been twice this summer, no sign of closure, everything's been clean and in great shape both times

the trail was great. it has since been burned to the ground and us pretty much unusable at this point.

I took this trail last year and also took beaver creek tail-it's absolutely beautiful. Most of it runs along a river/creek. A ton of flowers and wildlife, a lot of shade and plenty of places to stop/rest/eat

The trail is an easy hike along the river with places to stop and take a break if traveling with young children.
The trail is currently closed due the fire from last summer.

The trail suffered a lot of damage from the 2016 fire. It's currently closed.

easy trail with a cool bridge and river views!

CLOSED! fire last year, USFS has closed the area with a $150 fine for entering.

11 months ago

Amazing hidden lakes just above, although the various trail heads were grown over. Beautiful! Since the hike was easy, and pretty short, we decided to go further and hike Shell Rock Peak as well.

hiking
11 months ago

Pretty easy to find... even though I got lost. I tried following the map vs. the heavily worn trail... just keep walking and the trail will run into the first hot spring. The pools are made by various people stacking rocks. They're not permanent structures, so the locations can move. The first tub was the perfect hot tub temperature. The second could have hard boiled an egg. I've been to a lot of different hot springs, but never one overlooking a river. Pretty amazing spot. One of the prior reviews said he had to wade in the river... my guess is that was when the river was much, much lower. The pools we found were up on the cliff.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beautiful ! Love the waterfalls .
Can get super crowded.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Did some hiking and fishing with the family. The fishing was amazing we caught and released. I took my five-year-old nephew's and they did just great we all had an amazing time I definitely recommend this place

on Kirkham Hot Springs

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice break from driving. A bit crowded even in September.

on Kirkham Hot Springs

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice day to relax at the hot springs

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Easy downhill to the river followed by about 50 feet of minor wading around the corner to the hot spring. About 10 feet past the hot spring, you can climb up and get about a six foot jump into the river. The hot/cold contrast is perfect any day.

backpacking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wonderful hike. Steep hike in but worth the view! The wild flowers were breathtaking and the lakes are crystal clear.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gotta get in the river on the side as you bend around to get to the springs but it's all worth it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

One of the best hot springs in Idaho.

Hot Springs are Closed for the next 5 years. There is a fine for trespassing

Thursday, April 14, 2016

This is one of my favorite springs! The hike is STEEP but worth the reward. Please remember to pack out all garbage and keep it nice for generations to come.

Also, the directions for the trail head on Trails.com are incorrect. Trail head is located at MM4.

hiking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lovely short hike. A little treacherous to get to the main pool around the bend/over the top... Well worth it!!

walking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

This is a beautiful spring located in a very nice campground along the Banks-Lowman highway. It is a short walk down to the river and a little bouldering to get to the good stuff. Early morning in the spring and fall is the best time to check it out. This spring is very popular. Remember to pack out all garbage and keep this area beautiful for future generations!

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Short but steep. It is as described- a destination for skinny dippers!

It was beautiful and serene. The hotsprings were amazing and I had them all to myself on a Friday evening.

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