Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail

MODERATE 379 reviews

Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Spanish Fork, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

These hot springs are a very fun and scenic attraction. There are several pools of varying temperatures and a waterfall. Fifth Water Hot Springs are located in Diamond Fork Canyon, which splits off from Spanish Fork Canyon. Total drive time from Spanish Fork, Utah is about a half hour on paved roads. At the trailhead, there is lots of parking and a bathroom. From the trailhead, follow the trail southeast along the east bank of Sixth Water Creek. Do not cross the foot bridge. After 1.0 mile, you will come to another foot bridge, which you should cross. This is the junction of Sixth Water Creek (from the left) and Fifth Water Creek (from the right). About a mile after the footbridge, the water will turn milky blue and start smelling like sulfur. You're getting close. But don't worry, the Fifth Water Hot Springs don't smell bad. At 1.2 miles from the footbridge, you'll see the lower hot springs on your right. Someone built a rock pool and diverted the hot water into it, so it's pretty deep. Another 20 yards upstream are two other hot springs. One is on the left side of the river about 50 feet downstream from the base of the waterfall, and the other is on the right side of the river about 50 feet downstream from the base of the waterfall.

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An amazing little hike, the trail goes up and down. Amazing water not very hot though but still absolutely worth it! Went on a Wednesday wasn’t crowded in the morning but when we started hiking back the parking lot was full and lots of people were headed up.

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16 days ago

Uphill most of the way there and limited parking, very crowded but it was still worth it.

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17 days ago

Gradual, beautiful trail. Busy trail with limited parking.

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21 days ago

I love it, just went this past weekend and the cool air made the steamy that much more awesome. Relatively flat. We got there at 8:15am on a Saturday and the parking lot was already almost full. Plenty of kids during the day so don't have your heart set on peace and quiet. lol. But it was awesome non the less.

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22 days ago

Surreal hike with great reward at the end!

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22 days ago

Easy hike to the hot springs. A few cows along the way. Great scenery and the hot springs are awesome!

22 days ago

Awesome fun hike. A bit crowded at the hit springs but not as bad as I thought it would be. Gorgeous area. The water has varying degrees of heat depending on where you sit. Some areas are freakin hot! But you can manage easily. We hiked it with our five kids (10,9,6,5,5) super easily.

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