Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail

MODERATE 281 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
823 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.

hiking
2 days ago

camping
3 days ago

Beautiful place. Cleaned up a ton of trash from previous campers. Yuk! It's called pack it in pack it out. Not pack it in and leave it!! Also lots of people everywhere. Other than that it really is a wonderful place to be. Most people had a hard time finding the springs and stopped us for directions as the trail isn't marked. I'd like to point out that following the river and crossing the second foot bridge will take you directly to the springs.

Took a girl hiking up here last night, let's call her "Bess Jagshaw". Wow V fun! Ended up kissing and talking about aliens and you know "living life"........would give her 5 out of 5 stars. Gr8 kisser and decent catch phrase player. Idk just thought you guys would be interested in my love life. oh yeah the hike and springs were cool

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9 days ago

So beautiful and a blast with a group of friends or family. We always bring a change of cloths so we don't have to hike down wet. I love going at around 3am and watching the stars, not long after the beautiful sun rise that lights up the springs is absolutely breathtaking.

10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

This was my first hike ever, and I made a lot of amateur mistakes that I learned from. I went in the winter which was actually really beautiful, but much more difficult. The road to the trailhead gets snowed in and closed, which just about doubles the distance. The hot springs at the end were beautiful and felt amazing after all the hard work of trudging up through the snow.

hiking
12 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

This is more of an easy nature walk. The trail is enchanting. We were lucky with finding a spot because around 11PM about 40 people came up and had a hard time finding room in the springs. Sadly, I packed out a lot of garbage from other people littering. Please pack it out! Overall it was a fun night!

hiking
15 days ago

This is a great family friendly hike. We took a hike crew with kids and dogs. It was perfect and very fun at the springs. The waterfall was fun to explore and cool off.

Definitely will do this again.

16 days ago

17 days ago

Muy bonito. Con aguas termales.

18 days ago

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18 days ago

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19 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Very nice trail. Good view of the stars. The hot springs are beautiful.

hiking
19 days ago