Bagby Hot Springs Trail

EASY 57 reviews
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Bagby Hot Springs Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estacada, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

over grown

rocky

This hike goes through one of the last stands of Old Growth Forest in Oregon, along windy ridges, through burned out slopes, across talus rubble fields, and past serene blue lakes. Connects Bagby Trail (544) to Twin Lakes Trail (573) to Mother Lode Trail (558) and Pansy Lake (551).

23 days ago

great trail. was there today, sunny and a little chilly. amazing and beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Figured it was a Friday and most people would be at work - wrong. It hadn't snowed enough, so the roads were accessible and in good enough condition for anyone to get to. I was in a 4runner, though there were icy spots, it wasn't necessary to have 4wd. Hike was beautiful, as always, but waited over an hour for a tub... As I was leaving (around 2pm) a large group of about 10 people was hiking up the last part of the trail, with 3-4 more groups on the trail. Popular for a good reason, but I still have not found the perfect, quiet time to go.

Rated 3 due to crowd size.

hiking
2 months ago

has it been snowed out yet? its at its most peaceful when the roads closed down and you have to walk 5 miles in! and thanks for the heads up on the plugs kasey!

2 months ago

Was there last Saturday, trail is good. Roads were icy near the rivers. Bring something to plug the tub drains.

hiking
4 months ago

If you hike this during the summer months you'll definitely have to wait in line.

hiking
5 months ago

For this discussion, I will say there are two types of hikers at this location. The day hiker and the night hiker, the night hikers can be volatile. I am not saying this is everyone, but they are there to party. Some drink, smoke marijuana, and some do both.
However, this most important rule I live by. There are hippies in Oregon and the last person to use that tub may have been his/her first bath in months. There are cleaning brushes there. So, clean the tub before using them. I have been there many times, 1984 to 2009.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike in an out. Didn't get into the spring tubs but really enjoyed the vistas while we hiked along the river.

5 months ago

Beautiful hike but the tubs were anticlimactic. Not all tubs have plugs, good luck.

hiking
7 months ago

enchanting trail. hot springs a definite treat!

7 months ago

Nice easy hike. The hot springs at the top are very relaxing. Early spring/late winter when the snow is still on the ground is my favorite time for this hike.

7 months ago

been going to bagbe for over 20years. I prefer late fall and winter. cold clear nights, and not many people if any. high possibility of seeing naked folk, so keep that in mind.

hiking
8 months ago

Went on a random Tuesday afternoon and took the dogs. Nice easy trail and no waiting for a tub!

hiking
8 months ago

Way too many people but that was my fault for going up on Memorial Day. Kind of a let down compared to having terwilager hot springs all to myself.

9 months ago

soaking in the tub is fun but I wish the hike was longer.

hiking
9 months ago

ABSOLUTELY the best hike of my life. Gorgeous green & lush! The springs are amazing.. so beautiful. Can't wait to go again!

9 months ago

magic pure magic , don't forget you biodegradable glitter to throw on the glitter stump!

hiking
11 months ago

can't use words to explain how much I love this place. I go at least 3 times a year!

walking
11 months ago

I go for the hot springs, but definitely not a hard hike. The view off the bridge is amazing :) Only thing is sometimes there is heavy traffic and all the tubs are full so you have to wait for one.

Monday, April 18, 2016

beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The hike is beautiful and mostly easy going until the last bit closer to the springs, which is particularly steep. Abandoned camp grounds surrounding hot springs facilities, which are nifty but boarded up, most of the time. A cool water well accessible to add to private wooden baths area. Also large communal pools/wooden circular tubs. Going near snowy time is invigorating and beautiful but treacherous/icy especially over bridges/steep areas. Also advisable to have a higher clearance of undercarriage for car to handle snowy roads/tracks going in. I know the trail keeps going past the hot springs to a campground but I've never been.

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