Pine Flats Hot Spring

EASY 10 reviews
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Pine Flats Hot Spring is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lowman, Idaho that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

4 days ago

We were camping at pine flats 10/7/17&10/8/17. The park is walk up only meaning it’s open but not maintained. We double checked with the ranger station and they confirmed it was open, just not maintained (no trash collection, water, toilet paper).

2 months ago

Have been twice this summer, no sign of closure, everything's been clean and in great shape both times

4 months ago

CLOSED! fire last year, USFS has closed the area with a $150 fine for entering.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty easy to find... even though I got lost. I tried following the map vs. the heavily worn trail... just keep walking and the trail will run into the first hot spring. The pools are made by various people stacking rocks. They're not permanent structures, so the locations can move. The first tub was the perfect hot tub temperature. The second could have hard boiled an egg. I've been to a lot of different hot springs, but never one overlooking a river. Pretty amazing spot. One of the prior reviews said he had to wade in the river... my guess is that was when the river was much, much lower. The pools we found were up on the cliff.

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Easy downhill to the river followed by about 50 feet of minor wading around the corner to the hot spring. About 10 feet past the hot spring, you can climb up and get about a six foot jump into the river. The hot/cold contrast is perfect any day.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gotta get in the river on the side as you bend around to get to the springs but it's all worth it.

hiking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lovely short hike. A little treacherous to get to the main pool around the bend/over the top... Well worth it!!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

lovely soak