Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Spanish Fork with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Don't go. Gross, tons of people who bring their kids and pets to run around and splash and scream in the water.

great trail for casual biking or walking.Fall colors are coming in.

This hike was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it but I would try to go later in the day so that you can cool off while soaking in the hot springs. This was also a great hike for someone from out of state (Missouri) as it wasn’t too steep and felt as though I was hiking in Missouri (but better lol). We did see a lot of snakes while on this trail so be careful (but none were venomous). Also, the trail looks like it got washed away a little bit so be careful as it’s gravely and large washouts on the trail itself.
Trail: 5 stars
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Drive to trailhead: very easy paved road

worth seeing.

Love these hot springs. Especially beautiful in the fall. Avoid visiting them on a holiday though, if you enjoy solitude...way too many people visit the area on holidays to allow the outing to be enjoyable in my opinion.

Fun spot - not really a hiking trail, but a neat place to play in the river

walking
20 days ago

Nice short walk on a paved road. The river is very beautiful and a lot of fun to walk around in.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for individuals or family biking, jogging, or walking. Flat, paved, well maintained by the City of Spanish Fork. Follows the Spanish Fork River and adjacent to some beautiful farmland. Very accessible and lots of shade. We've hauled our bicycles from another city to ride on this trail several times and have also walked most of the route. Restrooms available at either ends in Spanish Oaks park or by the ball fields. Really nice urban trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my dog up

My scout troop did this as a 3 day backpacking trip in August. It was nice for most of it as there is generally tree cover for most of it. Going up the consistent 2nd Water incline made for a very nice climb. We had to come down 3rd water instead of 4th water but still got in a total of 22 miles. NOTE; water refill can be sketchy in some places. 2nd Water was fairly reliable but 3rd Water was dry or cow poo filed. 4th Water was better but still had plenty of cow poo from grazing. We found a spot that wasn’t bad and filtered PLUS chlorine tablets. No one got the runs so apparently our efforts paid off. This one may be better backpacking earlier in the year when higher water levels are running in the streams. Still this is a great trip with a nice reward at the end jumping into the hot springs.

We arrived at 9am on a Tuesday and there were 4 cars in the lot. After a very pleasant 2 mile hike we arrived at the springs and had them to ourselves for 45 minutes. That is all the time we needed due to persistent horse flies. The lowest pool felt like a 92f hot tub. It was most splendid and strange to have a hot waterfall jet falling on my back. The hike in and out is very nice due to the flowing stream. We were all very glad we took this amazing hike.

Great trail. Easy and fun! Go early, trail gets busy as the day goes on but we had the springs to ourselves before noon. Stop at the first pool you see! It has a mini waterfall and it’s the best of the pools. Once it’s filled, you won’t be getting in. Bring water shoes and bug spray! Horseflies are bad! Great natural hot springs, it’s a sight to see!

loved the water

Long but easy hike into the springs. Definitely worth the trip. The springs are beautiful and relaxing. Take bug spray!! Horse flies were the size of my fiancé and not as nice :)

The springs are varying in temperature. The bottom spring, the first “pool” you come to is like a nice hot tub temperature. The further up the path you go the hotter they get. Too hot to stay in.

All in all worth the trip!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Fun but packed in the summer. The trick is to go in the fall or early winter. Snow scares the crowds away.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this yesterday in the late afternoon. Great hike on a hot summer day since it is mostly shaded and secluded between mountain peaks. Like Miranda Anderson's comment, this is locally known as Hidden Oaks Trail and has mile markers at every 1/4 mile indicating as such. It's a nature hike (no scenic peaks or high vistas) of a more moderate level, if only for a few very steep climbs with loose terrain and rocks and areas of dense undergrowth making the trail harder to see and navigate. There are lots of bees and other stinging insects due to large sections of wild raspberry bushes and other flowering plants, so be extra aware if you're allergic.

1 month ago

Fun

Absolutely beautiful and easy to do. Be ready to deal with horse flies-they hurt when they bite! Besides that, this trail was beautiful. There were quite a few people here. Get there before 9:30 for good parking. Keep in mind that the sign for the parking lot is only visible when you come from one direction. We passed it and had to ask for directions to get there. There is a lot of shade on the trail which was really nice.

5 miles round trip! We got to the parking lot on a Monday at 8AM and had plenty of spaces to choose from. This was a fairly easy hike. I had 3, 11 year olds with me and we all managed just fine. The waterfall is very low this time if the year so the hot springs were considerbly more hot than we expected. The trail is fairly wide and well maintained. When we got down the parking lot was full and people were parking randomly. I got an unwanted full view of some lady's boobs who was standing bare chested rummaging through something beside her car which was by mine. I had 3 preteen boys with me so I asked her to please cover up. She didn't seem so happy I said something but not everyone wants their kids to be seeing some naked woman. Other than that and the horrid bathrooms at the parking lot the hike was very enjoyable! We did see a few snakes so try to stick to the trail.

Took the entire family of six (two year-old rode in a backpack, but four year-old walked on his own). Don't be misled by the report of small elevation gains—the cumulative effect of all of the up and down builds up after a while, especially with small kids. Also, hearing that the springs at the top were too hot to even touch, much less climb into, we ended up splashing around in a small pool about a quarter of a mile from the top of the trail. All said, it was a SCORCHINGLY hot day and at only 6,000 feet in elevation, you don't get much relief from the temperatures of Utah in late July. Also, while the trail is shaded in sections, there is still a lot in direct sun. Would be fun to try it again when it's cooler out!

Short and sweet. A good, easy option for families if you just need to get out of the house for a bit.

Quick walk, no real ending destination, just weeping rocks along the river. You have to cross it to reach them.

Loved doing this hike when there was still snow. It made the hot springs that much more fun and rewarding.

We arrived at the hot springs by 8 am Friday morning and only two other cars in parking lot. Very few people came and went before 10 am. It was getting crowded after 10 so we left. We enjoyed this fairly easy hike and loved the hot springs. The most enjoyable hot springs I've ever been to. Don't pass this hike up. Follow advice to arrive early, be respectful of others enjoying the pools, please take out your own trash, watch out for rattlesnakes and other wildlife, most importantly take your time and enjoy this wonderful place.

Beautiful hike in and fun hot springs. Avoid on the weekends as it’s super packed

hiking
2 months ago

This was an easy hike with beautiful views! My 3 year old son was able to do this hike with me without any complaints. We ended up taking about 2 hours round trip at a leisure pace. We ran into rattle snakes on the trail, but other than that it was awesome and we’d do it again.

Don't let the elevation gain fool you. Although it is only a 636 ft gain, you at least double it with the constant up and down. Great hike as well as beautiful drive to the trail head. We must have been between groups because we passed many on their way out and were the only ones at the spring for about 10 min. before several others arrived. Temperature of the water out of the falls portion was 115-120 per another hiker that brought a thermometer. Too hot to stay in it for mid day, but would be perfect for early morning or late evening.

Don't let the elevation gain fool you. Although it is only a 636 ft gain, you at least double it with the constant up and down. Great hike as well as beautiful drive to the trail head. We must have been between groups because we passed many on their way out and were the only ones at the spring for about 10 min. before several others arrived. Temperature of the water out of the falls portion was 115-120 per another hiker that brought a thermometer. Too hot for mid day, but would be perfect for early morning or late evening.

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