Explore the most popular hot springs trails in Sawtooth 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.

27 days ago

It was a good chill hike. Was a bit longer hike cause big Smokey creek was rushing so the lower trail was cut off by the creek water was to high to cross. So we had to take the higher tail which made for a good hike.. if you like hot springs give it a try you won’t be disappointed..

It was busier than I expected but it is also directly off the road. You can make your own pools that mix hot spring water and river water. The river is very scenic especially if you build your pool further away from the bridge.

There was no trail to hike that led to the hot springs. The hot springs is right off the road on the other side of the bridge that crosses the river in Pine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

For as far as we went up the trail along the creek it was a fairly easy, gorgeous walk. The real treat is the hot Sulphur water hot tub (with various temperature inlets to adjust the water to your liking) near the trailhead, clothing optional.

Monday, August 01, 2016

the water was just perfect trail was great camping was very enjoyable as well as the horse ride there

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This is a wonderful place to hang out and relax. There are lots of campgrounds around. It's especially relaxing at night. Usually pretty calm, but can get very busy. Also it's fun to make up your own pools to get the temperature you really like.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful place to hangout and the drive there was scenic and well worth it.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Baumgartner is a nice hot spring that requires a short hike to access. It's developed (cement pool), but the times I've gone there was nobody else there, and the area was well kept and clean.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This is one of my favorite hot springs. Beyond the beauty of the area, the hot springs are relatively natural still, with the water from the S. fork of the Boise River flowing through and creating natural pools of differing warmth. You'll see tons of wildlife here too. I don't think I've ever been in this area and NOT seen an elk.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We camped at Elks campground for 2 days. Nice serene place . Unfortunately a high fire warning zone.. There are couple of hot springs nearby. Most of the trails were closed it..

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

This is a very fun outing for the family! The hot springs at the end of the trail are worth every step. The trail is very narrow, and it has some steep drop-off areas, be careful with smaller children. The hike itself is easy, and i recommend staying overnight! The small stream near the campsite is perfect for keeping things cool in the summer months.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

No trail to be mentioned as the parking lot is only 20 yards from the hot springs, but the upper hot pools (dont recommend soaking in them 170+) is about a quarter mile walk up a small hill. Has a small vault toilet and a small campground further down the creek and across the road. Very hot water which is mixed with Worswick Creek which is very cold water in the lower "tubs". Losts of algae and the tubs keep getting "improved" but with a little effort a nice mix can be made and a very enjoyable soak can be had. No high concentrations of sulphur but can smell it occasionally. Not many people in the campground and most of them were playing in little smokey creek where the hot creeks dumps in, but found some idiot had camped right next to the pools the next morning so didnt get a morning soak which would have been good as it was lightly raining. The closest town is Fairfield about 18 miles away and the other end of the road winds up in Ketchum down warm springs road about 20 miles away.

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