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Love this hike. Short enough you can enjoy other hikes in the area.

Has a cool vibe and would recommend if you are able to make the trip. It seems there can be some sketchy people in the area, but everything was fine for us. :)

I looove this place. Please pack out what you pack in.

Teensy short trail to the springs. 5-stars for the tubs--their formation and location. 3-stars for the actual hike. Straight uphill though not difficult but the trail itself was not well marked and in poor shape. Yay for toilets at the trailhead..! Thanks Oregon

5 starts for hot spring... 3 stars for the hike, trail is in rough shape

Very short hike but it is an extremely steep uphill hike to the hot springs. The pools at the top are the hottest and they get significantly cooler as you go lower. There will be naked people. I drove up here 3 or 4 times before I actually made the hike to the hot springs. This place is always busy. I would avoid going during the weekend, holidays, or spring break. The best time to go would be early in the morning, on a weekday. I also advise that you do not leave any valuables in your car. Keep it locked and hide/cover anything worth stealing (bags, purses, etc.).

6 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls off of Little River Road. The trail head can be difficult to find if you have never been there before. The trail head is across the road from Lake in the Woods. You will see a sign designating a hiking area but there is nothing that specifically states you are at the Yakso Falls trailhead.

I highly recommend doing Hemlock Falls while you’re here. The Hemlock Falls trail can be accessed from the Lake in the Woods campground.

It was a gorgeous hike but pretty hard to be counted as moderate. There are railings for a tiny part but totally should be almost the whole way. And I'd suggest going early as possible if you would like to have a pool to soak in.... I also had a small child with me, so that makes it harder. :) But it was good and beautiful.

The trail is heavily trafficked and very crowded at the pools. Very happy we experienced it! Didn’t stay too long as there were so many people. Be prepared for some nudity. The top pool is the warmest and gets cooler as you go down. Did this trail early November. So it was nice and refreshing way to warm up! Definitely one for the bucket list

Beautiful falls... easy trail. Trail head is adjacent to the entrance of Lake in the Woods.

Bucketlist-worthy! The trail getting to the hot springs is relatively short and easy. Though the trail and the hot springs were heavily trafficked. The hot springs are gorgeous and well worth spending at least an hour or two there. To preserve this area, I would recommend USDA Forest Services to consider having a ranger present during operating hours to ensure visitors don't vandalize the beautifully natural area with their personable waste (feces and urine), litter (beer bottles and cans), maintain the ph levels of the hot springs.

11 months ago

The place was amazing but some people were high and act strange. Felt uncomfortable to stay but I was happy to see this place. Lot of potholes, driving there was really unpleasant and I was worry to broke something in my new SUV. (some was really huge!!)

11 months ago

hiked here Sunday (8/20) with my 3 and 5 year old. it was a short fairly easy hike. they loved the pools. It's a nice short hike with an equally nice reward. be warned there will be naked people there. it didn't bother me nor my kids. we soaked for about an hour. pools range from hot to really really hot.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It can get crowded quickly so I recommend going early in the day. The higher the tub the cleaner and warmer it is, so try to get one of the top ones if they are open.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

My tracks were from Tioga Trail Bridge (about in the middle of the Tioga Segment) west for 1.6 miles. Short bike ride on a hot day. Turns out this section is an old roadbed - wide & easy. It'd be great for families or total dirt newbies. Despite going west, you actually are climbing the whole ride - gently. We turned around where the roadbed ends and a steep downhill of switchbacks start.

Neither this source nor the FS/BLM maps tell that this section can be cut in half (more or less) by this trailbridge.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The impacts of continuing budget cuts on the FS is real evident here.

The first stretch, about .8 miles, is great. Rolling, easy, no roots. Awesome trail for families. Once you hit the switchback, you're hauling your bike over a downed tree every 100 feet. Gave up at about tree 20. The cutoff trail has so much deadfall on it, I didn't even see it going in, and had to really look for it coming out. Too bad, this is a great trail. I wouldn't think it'd even be fun for hikers.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bring bug spray!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

There are SO MANY variables here. If this was a more remote place and minus all of the vagabonds and transients hanging out around the trailhead, I would have given this place 5 stars. Before going, I had done my fair share of research but there were so many mixed reviews...almost an equal amount of good AND bad. So I decided the best way to find out was to go see for myself.

The road to get to the Umpqua Hot Springs trailhead is filled with potholes that will probably never get fixed. Drive slow and be alert. If your car doesn't handle potholes well, don't drive it through. Tons of vagabonds and transients hanging out in the area. It takes away from the ambience of the area. I felt like I was entering a trailer park.

Maybe it was just the day we were there because I didn't see anyone else mention it in their review, but there were SO MANY MOSQUITOS around. I saw a guy who had his shirt off and his back was just covered in mosquito bites. I got bit all over as well.

There were probably about 10-15 people in the hot springs when we were there. Some were clothed, some were naked. We were aware though from reading prior reviews. But the ones who were naked also looked like they hadn't showered or bathed in several days so we opted for the empty spring. It kind of defeated the purpose though because the only empty spring was the one on the bottom, where all the water from all the higher springs flow in.

The water in the springs felt dirty. Once I actually sat down and looked around, I noticed people don't always take out what they bring in. It's so unfortunate. There's so many news articles about how this place has been trashed and abused for decades. It really IS a beautiful place that could be serene, but it's in a national park, which means there's not a lot of maintenance or patrol in the area. The only time I would ever come back to this place is if it was completely empty, which is probably in the winter.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

(AllWill) great hike. u have the choice to go up or down river at this access point

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Easy trail & perfect place to enjoy hot springs

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Love this spot. Definitely the most beautiful hot spring I've been to. Hiked here once in February and again in May. Road to the trailhead was closed in February due to ice and snow, making it about a 2 mile hike to the springs, but was well worth it! Plan on spending at least 3-4 hours here for full bliss to take effect ✨

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome short hike! Lots of nudy's so prepare yourself!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome short hike! Lots of nudy's so prepare yourself!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easy enough trail from Lake in the Woods to Yakso Falls with the kiddos.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Friday, September 16, 2016

Beautiful falls, great for kids! Not really a sign visible from the road telling you that you are at Yakso Falls trail, so you have to keep your eyes peeled if you don't know the area. Worth the drive!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beautiful hike! Some of the absolute best views of this area! I loved this hike! I would definitely do it again!

Friday, June 17, 2016

It was a beautiful and short hike out and back to the waterfall. The falls were stunning and one of the more unique that I have seen. The last five miles of the drive are on a gravel road and the mosquitoes were rather thick; probably because of the adjacent very small "lake" and our early summer timing. Also, it was very near hemlock falls which made it even more worth the trip.

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