Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs

EASY 20 reviews
#11 of 110 trails in

Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

wild flowers

29 days ago

I love this place!! One of my favorites. Hadn't been there in years though, so things may have changed.

1 month ago

So much fun! I decided to wear comfy sandals on the hike in and what a mistake! Don't do that. Other than that be prepared to pay to get into the hot springs a and prepare yourself for nudity. I cannot wait to return to this gem.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to fornicate. Don't bring your kids

hiking
3 months ago

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9 months ago

Lots of nudity! 5$ to get in. Pretty area and beautiful springs

11 months ago

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Long drive, curvy but pretty, in from main roads...mostly paved/maintained. Not too far in, walking. A few ups and downs on trail but it's relatively short. The pools were smaller and some shallower than I expected...top pool was closed due to rock fall, as of 2015.

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

we went on Easter 3/27/16...I loved it, but would prefer to go on a week day when it is less busy. Also the Rangers said they have been having cougar problems so I would suggest not bringing your dog as the tie up area is no where in sight of the springs. it's also $6 a person.

camping
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It was amazing and magical. The Cougar Hot Springs were wonderful. They were about 94 when we went in them. Camped about 2 miles up from the hot springs and Cougar Campgrounds. The sound of the Mckenzie River as we slept was delightful. The next day we followed a creek on a hike up the mountain. We found a bunch of edible mushrooms Chantrelles and Hedgehogs. It was an amazing trip to the Willamette National Forest.

Monday, March 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Easy, fun hike

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Easy hike, great pools. Middle pool is the best. Wasn't too crowded around noon on a Saturday.

walking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nice easy trail, took about 10 minutes to walk to the springs. The springs were beautiful, there were 4 small pools to swim in. Clothing is optional. It was $6/per person to walk the trail. There was also a spot you could detour off the trail to walk down the hill and swum in the river.

hiking
Friday, March 08, 2013

The trail is a piece of cake -hike it to get to the hot springs for a truly wonderful day.

hiking
Friday, June 29, 2012

Easy trail, great hot spring. Cost $6 per person to go on trail