Umpqua Hot Springs [CLOSED]

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Umpqua National Forest

Umpqua Hot Springs is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idleyld Park, Oregon that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 305 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

hot springs

river

views

bugs

muddy

closed

Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. A short hike to a terrace of hot springs on the Umpqua River in Oregon. This terrace of geothermal pools are a welcome stop along the North Umpqua trail for mountain bikers and hikers. They are also easily accessible from the road.

hiking
1 month ago

This hot springs has been ruined by tourists, people leaving dirty clothing around, cigarette butts, empty bottles. Take care of our forest before it’s gone. Pack it out if you pack it in! Be careful at night. It is still truly beautiful when you can catch it at a time where it’s clean and not many people are around.

hiking
2 months ago

This was an awesome hot springs and the first one I'd ever been to. It's out in the wilderness and isn't manned, so it's nice. It was a short hike up but it is pretty steep for those who have a hard time with elevation. It wasn't bad though. We did this in the summer last year, want to go back in the winter but it's kind of crowded so I haven't been back.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

This has been a favorite for many years. It has definitely become more run down. Someone destroyed one of the springs and others have been helping to fix it. DONT TOUCH THE SPRINGS YALL LIKE DAMN!! There is no cost to attend this spring and it is not regulated by anyone. That is why it is severely important that who ever visits keeps up after themselves and respects Mother Earth. Anyhow... The pools at the top are the warmest. As you see the ones further down closer to the stream, they get cooler and cooler. The top ranges from 105-100 as the ones below go from 97-80. It is typically quite busy and likely you will share a pool with others unless you come with a group, earlier in the morning or later on when the sun is setting. The water has a unique smell. A little dingy and gross if you ask me, but not unbearable lol. Idk why this shocks people but... LOTS OF NAKEY HUMANS. So if that bothers you... THIS AINT FOR YA! This is 10/10 a place for children if human anatomy does not bother you. The hike up is quite steep and there is not a railing the entire was. It is very very very rocky and rooty (tree roots). Make sure you pick up any trash you see while you’re there! Xoxo

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

The road leading up to the trail head is closed until spring. It’s about a 45 minute fast-paced walk through snow to get to the trailhead. None of the roads, trail, or bathrooms are maintained during this season. Would not recommend for kids. We were greeted by a bunch of naked hippies who spread out camp over the entire place for the whole day. I guess it depends on which day you go! It was a beautiful place and a decent hike. The trail is pretty slippery/treacherous.

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful, lots of nudies. Wouldnt recommend children. Clean and beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

Like every hot spring in the lower 48: pick your day and get there early. Bizzzzzz-zy!

7 months ago

This place is beautiful. You first cross a bridge to get to the trail. The trail is very quick and mostly incline which was perfect to warm us up to change into our bathing suits. There are nude people there just in case some of y'all are not into that. Not too crowded and everyone there was super friendly. Over all a great and beautiful experience!

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was fine, the hot springs were crowded and looks muddy and dirty. There were a lot of people and it smelled terrible, definitely not appealing at all. Save yourself the trip and visit a waterfall instead

hiking
8 months ago

Beer bottles, abandoned muddy towels, dirty diaper stuffed under the deck. People are problematic.

hiking
9 months ago

LOTS of people even on a day in the pouring rain. But quick and easy trail. The 3 lower pools are NOT hot, at all. We did find out later there is hot springs down by the river bed id the upper ones are full. Pretty good amount of space though as long as people are friendly and open. Be nice and share!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy Trail. Hot Springs smelt like urine and FYI if you aren’t cool with nudity and people nude in the hot springs then don’t go. but the river at the bottom is so refreshing

hiking
bugs
rocky
10 months ago

Definitely not an easy trek in has a difficult part in beginning but pretty easy after that

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Hike is short but pretty boring. We went on Wednesday around 8pm and there was only a couple and a family with 3 kids. Once you reach the pools, everything is just gross. The smell is bad, the water is dirty, there’s graffitis everywhere, trash all over the place... it looks so bad that we didn’t even go in the water. Very disappointed. Don’t even bother going there, absolutely not worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome hike up. Very short but beautiful. The hot Springs themselves were pretty dirty and everyone seemed to be there

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

6/29/19 Went in the evening. Mosquitoes were heavy. Wish they were a little warmer.

hiking
11 months ago

We went on a Thursday at noon and there were about 20 people there dispersed between 6 small hot springs pools. There was not enough room for us to go soak so we hiked back. There were 10 more people hiking up as we were hiking down. Very very crowded. Graffiti everywhere. Park service posted a sign talking about all the E. coli, human and animal waste, toilet paper mounds, and drugs that are found up there. Could be an incredible amazing spot, but the park service is going to have to add more manpower to get it back to what it was. Disappointed :(

hiking
11 months ago

went there early morning 6am wow we just love it and the view great

hiking
11 months ago

Saw some trash and lots of people, and then some hot springs. The amount of people just made it very unappealing; and some are really not good stewards of this area. I'll have to come back at a better time (mid-week, early morning or late evening)

hiking
11 months ago

It's unfortunate that people don't pick up after themselves. There was a lot of plastic, glass, and cans left behind. Such a beautiful place but overcrowded.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

hiking
Tue Apr 30 2019

Stunning location for hot springs. Perched just on the cliffs of a river outlook. It’s just unbelievable that it’s all natural - because it seems so perfectly orchestrated and man made. The springs themselves fluctuate in warmth I’ve noticed. Last year the one near the very bottom was just as hot as some at the top. However, this year the one at the very bottom (next to the river) was quite cold. Which is a shame since this is a nice spot and less crowded than the top springs. We did however still enjoy the upper springs with our two boys (ages 3.5 and 5). It did give us some anxiety to have them so close to the slippery edge of the hot springs but we kept a close eye on them. Everyone is happy and relaxed up there! Be warned that there are almost always people in their birthday suits. Our kiddos didn’t care but just heads up to some parents.

hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

I went there toward the end of the winter and the trail was rough to walk on with the snow being so slippery but I loved every second of it either way. There were a decent amount of people as well so it’s definitely more well known! The view is amazing and there’s multiple hot springs at different temperatures. I definitely want to go back again!!!

Sun Apr 14 2019

Very crowded with people, the water was very dirty with a film on the top from lotions, sunscreen, ect. I'd like to come back in the early winter.

hiking
muddy
Tue Apr 09 2019

Quick and easy. Roads closed but the walk to the trailhead is super easy. Please pick up your trash and keep the area clean.

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