Saint Martins Mineral Hot Springs [PRIVATE PROPOERTY]

EASY 5 reviews

Saint Martins Mineral Hot Springs [PRIVATE PROPOERTY] is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson, Washington that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

views

rocky

private property

hiking
21 days ago

The hot springs were built by community members. They are amazing, as is the river. There were two trails to access the hot springs - one from St Martins Resort and one from downstream of the pools. The hot springs are technically on public property but can legally only be accessed by hiking in the river itself. The adjacent land owners - the St Martin family - is trying to privatize the pools and the riverbed. They have been telling visitors that the high water mark public use rules don’t apply to them - not true. They’re turning their property into an Airbnb/camping destination; so, it makes sense that they’re trying to chase people off. I’ve heard they’re considering putting an access fee back in place, which in my opinion is the absolute best solution for everyone. Either way, the trails leading to the pools need a lot of work, and the St Martin resort across the river put in a pump house on the river that will likely cause a landslide in a few years.

6 months ago

This trail is no longer accessible.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

I talked with Carson hotsprings hotel and they told me that these hotsprings are not accessible thru private land anymore. unfortunately someone ruined it for the rest of us, when they were hurt and tried to sued the land owner.

nature trips
Friday, March 09, 2012

The hotel is turn of the century and the mineral water is piped into old claw foot tubs. Great experience, but if you want something more luxurious I would suggest Bonneville resort west of Carson.

nature trips
Friday, March 09, 2012

I am not sure if these hot springs are still accessible, but when I used to go, you had to drive under some huge power poles onto private property. When you arrive at the parking lot there is a $5 fee to park. The hike to the hot springs is about half a mile up stream. There is a rugged trail that hugs the river and its not exactly kid friendly. Once you arrive you will see some naturally formed pools less that 5 feet from the raging river. I assume these pools are underwater in winter, spring and fall. The pools are pretty hot, but not scalding. Human presence is obvious by burned candles and the occasional bottle laying around.