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Umpqua Hot Springs

Umpqua Wilderness, Oregon

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  • Enjoy a 108-degree soak from 150 feet above the North Umpqua River.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Standard operating procedure.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Built in 2010, the bridge across the North Umpqua River facilitates much easier access to the hot springs.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Looking downstream as the North Umpqua River heads to Toketee Falls, lake and campground.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Relax in a heated perch with an excellent view of the North Umpqua River.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • The uppermost pool is the warmest, and the water that spills over its lip feeds the pools below.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • A string of six smaller and shallower pools have been carved out from the hillside over the years.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • The water from the upper pools flows through channels to the lower pools.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • The covered tub is approximately 3 feet deep and will comfortably fit several people.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • A garden hose sources hot water from the spring beneath the hillside to feed the main pool.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • A view downstream from the line of terraced pools.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • The upper pools are warmer and cleaner while bright green algae adorn the lower soaking pools.- Umpqua Hot Springs
  • Explore the riverside on your return and discover plenty of backcountry camping opportunities.- Umpqua Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views of the North Umpqua River from a warm perch. Short access.
Cons: 
Nudity may bother some visitors.
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Alerts: 
Umpqua Hot Springs have been opened following a closure due to high levels of bacteria. Users should be aware that current bacteria levels are expected to fluctuate with heavy use. In addition, downed trees may prevent auto access all the way to the trailhead.
Region:
Umpqua Wilderness, OR
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Moderate
Distance: 
0.30 mi (0.48 km)
Number of pools: 
7
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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A short uphill offshoot along the Hot Springs segment of the almost 80-mile-long North Umpqua Trail takes you to a cozy, bird's-eye perch above the river where you can soak in 108-degree water.

While the springs make a great resting spot for those hiking the North Umpqua Trail, the easiest access is from the day use parking area. From the parking area, you'll immediately cross a bridge, which was built in 2010, and continue your uphill hike.

After a few minutes on the trail you will see the roof of the wooden shelter that protects the main pool from the elements. Fed by a garden hose that sources hot water from the spring beneath the hillside, this tub is approximately 3 feet deep and will comfortably fit several people. Six smaller and shallower pools that have been carved out of the hillside sit just to the right of the main pool and are terraced down toward the river. The water from the upper pools flows through channels to the lower ones, which means that the higher pools are both warmer and cleaner.

As you relax atop the 150-foot high mineral deposit, you'll have an elevated view of the North Umpqua River as well as a glimpse of Surprise Falls across the way. You can also take a cooling dip in the river by scrambling down the orange hill or at numerous points along the return hike. Backcountry camping in the area along the river and near the bridge has been shut down by the Forest Service as of spring 2016 due, among many factors, to excessive amounts of refuse, including human waste left by campers.

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