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Jessica Kaisler reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Lucky enough to have been there before the road was closed. Beautiful place and experience. Hot springs smelt really sulfuric compared to some but they were still nice, and different temps. Some were very hidden.

Charlie Shevgert reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Joel Carben reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Backpacking

Excellent three day hike and bike to the OHS and Boulder Creek Campground. We did this with two kids age 7 and 9 and the going up was a challenge that took us 10 hours total. The bypass is tough with bikes and gear (take the lower route). Pushed bikes up much of the steeper road sections. Campground very nice with bear wires and plenty of room. Hot springs are really hot! Added in 3.6 RT day hike to Boulder Falls.

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HikingBugsFeeMuddy

Great trail! Plenty of parking on Friday morning at 830am, and we only saw about 10 other hikers the entire 5 miles to our turnaround point. By the time we got back to the falls area, a mile or so from parking lot, we encountered many more people. Parking lot was jam packed at 200pm, to the point that others were circling looking for a spot. Overall a very unique hike, and happy I chose it.

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HikingBlowdownOver grown

This trail was beautiful up until 4000’ where it completely disappeared under downed trees. I hadn’t downloaded the map ahead of time so I was nervous about picking my way through. Definitely download the map before getting off the 101 so you can make it to the top. Once I turned up to go to Appleton there was no one on the trail. It was beautiful!

Noah Solis reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

I loved this hike. Not many people. Open springs. Gorgeous scenery. We rode bikes to the parking lot were the road ends. We left our bikes and hiked to the springs. The way out was a blast! Coming down on the bikes. Lots of flowers along the way!

Will Rutan reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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HikingBridge out

Great trail! Short bypass at the start where the road has washed out and then on the road for most of the hike to the original trailhead. Then about 2.4 miles to the Olympic hot springs and/or Boulder creek campground. Stayed 2 nights at the campground and loved the hot springs. Our favorite spring was off to the left (downhill) when on the hot spring path after the log bridge. Ranger station is closed at this time, not sure if due to COVID or the bridge issue. Would have been nice to ride a bike in/out but certainly doable on foot!

Benjamin Thomas reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Biked up on my Kona Saturday morning. Left around 10 AM, back in the parking lot by 4 PM. 11 long slow steady uphill miles, the road being in great condition (except the by-pass trail near the beginning, which is a steep up, then long down). Trail has a few good washouts past the old parking lot near the top, which means only 2.4 miles to go. Be ready to slither under a few big down falls and hoist the bike over a log or two and the bridge by the big washout near the end. Springs were clean and well tended, only a few parties there, super chill folks at that. Flew back in maybe 45 minutes. Fast and fun. VERY limited parking so get there early. No park fees. Thanks to any and all who helped keep the trail open.

Zac Wilson reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

6/14 We road bikes up the road to the hotsprings. The bypass trail was the hardest part and we had to push our bikes on several sections of it. Although on the way back on the bypass we took a wrong turn and found a better path for bikes that came out right at the road washout instead of going up and down the rocky hill we went on the way up. It took us 4 hours on the way up but just over an hour on the way down. So worth it taking a bike for the ride down! I normally just hike and have not road a bike in many years. We were also not to impressed with the hotsprings since the pools are only about 12-18" deep but was nice and hot for a quick soak. It looked like the one at the end was the best (just past a large log you have to duck/crawl under where the trail is quite steep). We only saw 1 other group of two by the hotsprings.

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HikingMuddy

Nice and quiet! I’d say the only hard part was right at the end when you put in most of the elevation gain. Didn’t see any other hikers until we got back to the sol Duc shelter........super nice day!

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Kevin McClenahan reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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HikingBridge out

Bring bikes, don’t take the road when it tells you to take the path (follow the signs). Great option to workout and hike if you’re scared of heights! Most of the trail is just asphalt road :)

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Kevin Gil reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

I’d like to start this off saying I’m absolutely beat. My feet are blown out. I don’t want to do another hike like that especially seeing how much a bicycle would have been the perfect tool for the gig. This should be a bring a bike trail only. I wouldn’t do it without one knowing what I know now. You will need to put the bike on your shoulder a few times but no biggie. The springs themselves are very cool. No one but me until I was on my way out. All the way back is secluded. Second or third one in is the largest from what I saw. Beautiful but I almost don’t think it’s worth hiking the whole way...

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Jake H. reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

Snow last mile before the hot springs, but it’s packed down and easy to walk on. Overall road and trail are in good shape.

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Emily Neeleman reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

Sought out this trail to do some social distancing outside - the first four miles are more heavily trafficked with day hikers until you get to the dam. From here, it's mostly backpackers (us) and bikers, and they are few and far between. The entire trail is 10.4 miles one way. I'm a healthy and moderately active person and love long hikes, and this one was challenging with the backpack. It is a steady elevation gain the whole way. Make sure you pack light and wear hiking boots! My feet were killing me the last couple miles on the return trip so I can't imagine not wearing hiking boots. We were leisurely and took breaks on the way up and spent about 5 hrs hiking - it took us 3 on the way down. There were some snow patches in the last two miles, and some ice on the bridge at the end. It got pretty cold at night too, but we had beautiful daytime weather. The hot springs are .2 miles beyond the campground, and there are quite a few to choose from. Follow the trail all the way to the end - that's the best one, but it will likely be the most crowded.

Becky Smoak reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

We were a little misinformed about this trail! It is 8 miles of asphalt up to the Appleton trail head. Then a 2.2 mile hike to the hot springs! Amazing hike, fun creeks to maneuver through. While taking a bike to the top seems tough, it would have made our trek back to our car MUCH quicker and easier. I’m a pretty active college student and I will definitely feel this one tomorrow. The hot springs are perfect temps and so so so amazing. Total we spent 9 hours, ~8 walking and ~1 hour soak. Would do again with a bike!

Fran Warszalek reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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HikingSnow

This hike was awesome! I would call myself a moderate hiker and it took about 3 hours to get to the hot springs. Amazing views on the way up. Go early in the day so you don’t walk back in the dark (spooky). Snow was packed at the top a little bit icy at times. Once you get to the top the best hot springs are somewhat hidden and hard to find, so don’t stop at the first one you see!

Keelia Stevens reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

We biked from the parking lot to the hot springs trailhead and walked in the rest of the way. The only difficult biking portion wasscrambling over fallen trees on the Elwha river bypass trail (where the bridge used to be). As for the walking portion, several trees have fallen across the trail and almost the entirety of it is covered in snow. Still very doable but would have been faster with crampons/spikes. By the end, the snow was over a foot deep but had been packed down to make for easy walking. We briefly saw 2 other folks but otherwise had to the place to ourselves!

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Caroline Hinchliff reviewed Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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