Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Clearwater 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.

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3 months ago

great. short, hilly, cliffside. 1 main tub, 2 smaller.

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bugs
3 months ago

Did this June 29th the pool was very hot so I could only sit for a few minutes. Gorgeous!

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this on Mother’s Day - trail was in good condition and dry. Weir Creek along the trail is going strong right now - very scenic hike and nice hot springs!

Super Icy right now..... gonna give it about a month to thaw a bit

I went at the end of December. The hike was really easy and short. I would recommend some spikes in the winter but it's not a necessity. The pools were probably around 95-100. It was also heavily trafficked on a Friday afternoon.

My first time here and this is a great winter visit! Be prepared tho microspikes saved my toosh a few times. If you are going bring them! Doable without but my hiking partner hit the ground several times as did his dog. There are several pools but we arrived a little late and got the middle pool. Enough for 2-3 people of your friendly :). Rumors of cars being broken into at the trailhead so take precautions with your valuables.

Weir Creek Hot Springs is a great way to spend the day. It’s only .7 of a mile to the Springs but it is ALL uphill except for the last .1 of a mile. So I’d say it’s a moderate hike even though it’s short. Like everywhere else in Idaho, clothing IS optional, so there will be naked people here; myself and my wife included if we are there. Lol. That being said, everyone, clothed or not is polite and respectful and there are a lot of conversations going on and people just enjoy themselves in general here! Definitely worth the day trip or half day! Go!

hiking
Wed Jul 25 2018

Nice secluded spot, at least it was back in 2014. Not sure how it's held up.

Very easy trial, pretty scenery. Fun way to spend a day off.

Beautiful country and views but very steep for second mile in. It’s approximately two in and two out, not marked at all as none of the other lakes really are in this area. Mosquitos were absolutely awful, even with spray.

TOTALLY WORTH IT! I got there during sunrise and had the whole place to myself for two hours. Really short hike to a really wonderful hot spring :)

hiking
Mon Jul 16 2018

the trail head Starts as a four-wheeler trail and then when you start your decent to the lake the trail disapears and it is extreamly steep to get down to the lake, my goal was to fish but due to the lack of good equipment of my partner we decided to stop before she slipped and broke something looking at this trail you would think you could make the hike in 2-3 hours but if you plan on camping and have a heavy pack (like I did) give yourself 6 hours to scale down to the lake. I'm not one to give up so I'll be back and fish this lake but know this is a hard 4 mile hike.

hiking
Wed Jul 04 2018

We hiked this with our 4 kids 7-2-18. The drive to the trailhead took about 1 hour from Kelly Forks work center. The road requires a high-clearance vehicle due to many ruts. Plenty of parking at Trailhead. The initial trail (176) was easy to follow. We could easily see Pete Ott and Ice Lake from above. The sign on the trail where you need to turn off said Elizabeth Lake (440-445) which is beyond Pete Ott & Ice Lake. As we headed down the hill to the lakes it became difficult to keep track of the trail due to snow. So we did not go all the way to the lakes. There was a lot of snow & ice visible in Ice Lake.

hiking
Mon Jun 12 2017

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

hiking
Wed Jan 18 2017

Overall excellent hike to the hotsprings! The trail was well cared for but a little steep and slippery in the snow.

fishing
Sat Nov 19 2016

I hiked this a few years ago with my dad and it began my love for hiking. You are constantly hiking above and next to the creek which makes for a pleasant view the entire hike even though there is no much tree cover so bring sunscreen. Not a hard hike at all even with all the weight my dad and I brought along with my two uncles. We camped about halfway in a meadow that you really can't miss, I forget the name of it but it is where the Cayuse Creek joins Kelly Creek. Fishing near here is phenomenal and will probably stay that way because of its relative obscurity.

hiking
Wed Nov 09 2016

Wonderful

hiking
Mon Sep 26 2016

easy to moderate hike. hot spring felt amazing!

hiking
Thu Oct 20 2011

Easy trail and nice excuse to get out of the vehicle. Interesting loop trail. Can't remember the exact distance, but want to say it's around a mile.

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