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The pools at the beginning were hottest, but also fairly shallow and more difficult to get to. Still, they were my favorite. You can climb up a bit and lay on the rocks to get showered by the hot water. The second pool was really muddy when we were there, and lukewarm. The third pool was warm and really clear. It's also located in a serene clearing. It was beautiful.
We went at about 10 am on a Sunday. There were only 2 other people on the trail.

Nice easy trail on a good surface. Great photo ops of the Lower and Middle falls particularly. Clear directional signage at junctions. A good walk for "stretching your legs".

Easy hike if you're driving 12 and want a break from the car. Follows the Lochsa river, so you can drop down to the water and sun yourself if interested. The hot pools are about 1.25 miles up the trail; the day I was there at least half a dozen people were relaxing in them.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy trail on a good surface. Great photo ops of the Lower and Middle falls particularly. Clear directional signage at junctions. A good walk for "stretching your legs".

We went in January and it was perfect. Tuesday afternoon and had the place to ourselves. The temp of the water couldn't have been better either. Definitely worth checking out.

great hike. Got to see 3 waterfalls and was able to swim in the upper falls area.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Can't put into words!!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is great for an afternoon hike. About 3 miles round-trip you get to see 3 different waterfalls. Middle falls is actually the tallest waterfall in Idaho. The upper falls had many people swimming in them during this visit, so if it is a warm day wear a swimsuit and enjoy this activity as well!

hiking
5 months ago

We lucked out on what started as a cool rainy morning and turned gorgeous by midday. Entire place to ourselves. Apparently that is unheard of! Talks of the pools flooding had almost scared us away but we managed to find two in great condition.

This was an excellent trail. It wasn't too difficult. We even saw some naked ladies relaxing in one of the hot springs!

nature trips
8 months ago

3 Hot Springs, close together after an easy walk. One constructed in the river, down the riverbank, next one up in an open flat area and perfect temp when I was there 2 weeks ago, and the third up through the trees and in a very beautiful setting. We saw 3 other groups when we were there on Thursday March 2nd. I'm not sure you'll ever have this place to yourself.