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Cool experience

The actual hike is pretty easy. Yes it's 2.4 miles but mostly flat and wide trail. You can see the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Hot Springs Trail is Open Again

The hot springs trail in the Elwa River area in the Olympic Mountains has been reopened recently. A... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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A popular hot spring offering seven pools.
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Olympic National Park, WA
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The actual hike is pretty easy. Yes it's 2.4 miles but mostly flat and wide trail. You can see the spots where the old trail washed out. The hot springs ARE NOT in the river like I expected. They are off the trail on the...More

2  Thank draxler35
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The hot springs trail in the Elwa River area in the Olympic Mountains has been reopened recently. A new footbridge has been installed where an old bridge has left only a couple of anchors to show it was there. The 2.5 mi. hike is very...More

Thank learnhart
Reviewed 3 March 2017

and we'd planned to return in April - but I see magneato's report as of last August that bridges and roads are out. I can't find a current status on National Park site except that the Crystal Creek bridge (right by the campground) is down....More

43  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Normally the hike here is about 2.5 miles. However, it is very difficult to get there right now. The road into the area was closed about 10 miles from the hot springs. The NPS kiosk about .1 miles from the gate explained that the dam...More

47  Thank MagNEATO
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The hike itself is not all that interesting. The path is wide and there are a couple neat bridges, but that is about all. You can smell when you start getting close to the springs and then see the first pools. We only wondered around...More

9  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

My family recently hiked the Olympic hot springs trail with another young family and enjoyed a beautiful day with a beautiful trail. Once you go through the ranger station the road goes ten miles (mostly single lane so go slow) to a dead end and...More

7  Thank beccag21
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This hike was about 5 miles, round-trip, but it was really easy and worth seeing the hotsprings at the end. The hotsprings themselves were not big enough to sit in and be completely submerged, but they were bid enough, and hot enough, to enjoy. The...More

5  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Hiked in to camp by the hot springs at Olympic Hotsprings in the Olympic National Park last winter. We had a dusting of snow on the ground at camp and were relaxing in the warm pools which spring up out of the ground. It is...More

2  Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We recently traveled as a group to visit the hot springs. The 2.4 mile trek from the trailhead to the hot springs is straightforward -- except for the bridge crossing. The regular, wide footbridge with dual handrails was closed due to structural problems, so we...More

12  Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 18 December 2014

My husband and I stayed at one of the cabins at the Hot Springs. The cabin was wonderful, the hot springs fabulous and the hiking trails great. Would recommend for anyone that enjoys being outdoors, and room in the cabins for more than 2 people.

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