Bear Valley Hot Springs via Bear Valley Road is a 23.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
23.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

forest

hot springs

Camping sites with easy access to trailhead for Bear Valley Hot Springs.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice Hike in late Sept. Hiked in via the normal trail that requires crossing the river; and returned via trail on same side of the river. Clean perfect temp hot spring.

1 month ago

A little hard to follow the trail as it is not really clear when you get into the thick of it but it is worth the hike :) beautiful and felt amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this on 9/20/18. This was about a 7 mile round trip hike to the hot springs from the Fir Creek Campground. Walking through the meadow along the river was gorgeous this time of year. A couple of muddy areas but easy to navigate around. There was one stretch that was really steep with loose rock and sand and made me a little nervous with our 3 month old so I wouldn’t recommend with a baby or any kids. Apparently there is another way but requires crossing the river. Did not run into any other people. Lots of hot spring pools at the end to choose from!