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Skillern Hot Springs

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Skillern Hot Springs is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfield, Idaho that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 567 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching

hot springs



wild flowers

over grown
12 days ago

This trail at least if you take the lower trail is five deep river crossings and it's a little rocky, muddy, and overgrown but all in all it is an amazing hike and beautiful view! I would not take kids down this hike!!

13 days ago

even with the low trail washed out because of the record snow/rain this year, we loved this hike and the springs. spent 2 uninterrupted hours on the 4th of July at the springs and it was so well worth the trek. beautiful change in scenery from meadow to boulder field, to riverside. lots of bull snakes but they'll leave you alone if you do the same.

11 months 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..

Monday, August 01, 2016

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

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.

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