Olympic Hot Springs Trail
ElevationAscent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 2,108' 643 m
Low: 1,824' 556 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“Whether a destination on its own or a reward along a longer excursion, these hot pools feel great!”— Megan W
Family Friendly Children will love this trail's hot springs and its soothing waters.
This old closed road is considered the Olympic Hot Springs Trail and soon arrives at a suspension bridge to cross Crystal Creek. Next pass the former parking lot which is now an alder filled meadow. Ignore the Appleton Pass Trail and continue on the Olympic Hot Springs Trail across Boulder Creek.
There are several small pools here to choose from. The smell of sulfur is not too overwhelming and the temperatures vary from lukewarm to hot tub temperatures. Hike further in for the warmest pools. Most pools only reach your waist while you are sitting. Please be sure to pack out ALL your waste, this popular spot is easily trashed. Also, there is often nudity here so squeamish folks may want to steer clear.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park