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James Roy reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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Hiking

Went to this place almost two weeks ago . If your coming from Lewiston it will take a hot minute but with it at the end. Trail was easy to walk on. Lastly, be prepared to jump over some mud puddles!

Emily Nightingale reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy

I love coming here every year! There were thimbleberries to eat the entire way up. It helped keep us motivated. I just went July 24th and it is pretty hot. The river crossing is pretty easy if you go to the more upstream side. You can get across by walking over the logs. My 50lb lab mix had no problem jumping and walking across the logs, and she is a big wimp. It is pretty buggy right now, but with some bug spray we came out okay. The pools are so relaxing, especially after that hike! Remember to hang your food or put it in a bear keg. If you leave any scraps out the shrews are sure to get them!

Joey Travis reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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Halle Choi reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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Hiking

Visited in April this year, the creek is easier to cross in October. Go figure. If you head upstream of the main crossing there is an extensive log bridge system I slid across on my behind though I did still have to cross a brief portion of briskly moving ice cold stream in the middle. I saw one hiker cross the whole stream by wading straight through and keeping her balance with hiking poles. That might be the easier way to go next time. Despite the super cold stream, hiking this trail in April was HOT. Trail was exposed and sunny, it might have been a good time to check out some of the lakes further back on the trail if I had time. Saw a couple ticks but no mosquitos. Plenty of hot pools and tent sites.

Rachael Rossbach reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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This is on the top of my list of Favorite Hikes! Beautiful, challenging, diverse terrain and great hot springs! Definitely Hard. Intense uphill the first quarter of the hike. I’d recommend setting out early or late, as there is very little shade along the cliff section. You have to cross two sections of river at the end of the hike- one of which is very deep with a strong current and 30ft across. Dangerous. Trekking poles or sticks strongly recommended! I’m 5’9 and the water was up to my hips, and very cold. Not sure how shorter people would fare! Last section of the trail was very muddy. LOTS of flies by the hot springs. There is one pool that is pretty clean and a nice temperature, but the rest of the pools are filled with algae and either too hot or too cool. There were about four other groups there with us, and a group with dogs that dug up one of the campsites pretty bad- if you go with animals please make sure they leave-no-trace! Use established trails and don’t trample the delicate undergrowth.

Karina Beall reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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This was one of my favorite all time hikes! Getting there was definitely hard. There were 2 places we had to cross the river. We had to carry the dogs at one point. The spring have several pools but 3 are pretty hot. There are 3 large pools with perfect temperatures. Lots of camping spots. We backpacked in and stayed 2 nights, wish we could have stayed longer! Absolutely one of my all time favorite hikes. Saw huckleberries along the trail! They are still pretty green though. Hope to do this one again in a couple months.

Levi Dalnes reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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Hiking

Great hike. This was the first AllTrails hike I have done. I was hoping to get to the hotsprings, but could not get past the creek with the spring runoff. Maybe others know a spot to cross at this time of year? Most the uphill is in the first mile. Once you get past that it's not so bad. Im not in any crazy good shape but wanted to see how fast I could get to the crossing at a moderate / fast hike. Took 1 hour 41 minutes. I gave it a 4 star considering I couldn't make it to the hotsprings.

Joe Tingstad reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

03/17 - Road up to trail snowy, add about a mile round trip if you don’t have a lifted 4x4. We parked out by the turn off and walked to the trailhead, most of the trail is covered in snow. Didn’t need snowshoes but had the occasional post hole. River crossing was manageable but as more snow melts will get more difficult. Had a great time!

Logan Kotar reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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HikingBlowdownBridge outNo shadeOff trailScrambleWashed out

A very very popular place now thanks to websites and social media. 1 star because of the trash I found there last time, tarps, pans. cloths, tampons, and unburied TP..... PLEASE don't litter the place, the springs, camp, AND social media just to "show off" to get a couple of likes on your Facebook or instagram.

Sharon D. reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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Hiking

I need to make this an annual trek. Love this place.

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Hiking

We went in to the hot springs and although Algae was present the hot water was relaxing. From there we packed up to the lakes on day two in late July and hoping to find water along the way we found none until we finally arrived at the lakes. Pack in lots of water as the trail is steep and long and the seasonal streams dry. There also is a lot of burn out midway. The lakes have Mosquitoes everywhere. I’ve never seen so many so fly fishing was out. Day three to the top was the best day as the summit has a great 360 view of surroundings. Hoped to see wildlife but did not.

Paige H reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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HikingBugs

As only a moderately experienced hiker this was exactly as described - hard. But let me tell you, if you can make it through the mostly uphill climb for 4.8 miles with some long stretches providing no shade — you will be so glad you did! On a Saturday in the afternoon in late August there were only about ten of us at the hot springs. There are a couple of very hot pools but then there’s one that has the trickle of cold water coming in. When we got there the cold water stream had been dammed up, but we opened the cool water stream and it was perfect after that (we closed it off again before leaving). There are some loose soil areas along the trail with steep drop offs in some areas of the trail, and you do have to cross the creek either by balancing on rocks or taking off your shoes and wading through. I tried it one way on the way up, and the other on the way back. It took about 2.75 hours on the way up at a fairly comfortable speed and effort for a moderately experienced hiker. The way down took just 2 hours. Horses are allowed on the trail and we did see some people with them. **there is a hornets nest just past the sign that splits the trail off to the right to get to the hot springs. It’s right by your ankles on the left. We didn’t get stung but it seemed everyone else that horses or dogs with them had someone in their party stung**

Hannah Landkammer reviewed Stanley Hot Springs
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