You are here

Hike-in Required
Yes
Open Year-round
Yes
Water Temperature
100.00 °F (37.78 °C)
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

The Mount Baker Hot Springs consist of two of all-natural geothermal pools on Mount Baker in Washington. The hot springs are accessed via a quarter-mile singletrack walking path within the woods and marked only by a spray-painted rock that says "hot springs."

These natural springs offer a hot soak in a solitary natural environment. The number of vehicles in the parking area may help you determine the number of visitors in the springs. The pools are enclosed in a tree canopy of softwoods and hardwoods, offering beautiful colors in the autumn season.

The first pool can hold no more than five to 10 people, and the temperatures can run warm to extremely hot, depending on where one soaks within the pool. The natural springs bubble out hot water in a couple of locations. The pool is lined with stones and logs upon which to sit. The second pool is only inches deep, allowing two folks to soak at a time. The pools are generally quiet and serene, enabling meditation in the outdoors. 

Clothing seems to be optional. There are no hooks to hang clothing on other than nature's options.

If coming in the winter, the access road may be snowed in. You can still hike in, but it may be over 4 miles each way to reach the hot springs.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall
Spring

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Solitude. Tree canopy. Backcountry.

Cons

Difficult to find. Rough road.

Features

Natural
Clothing optional
Sensitive Habitat

Number of pools

2

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Comments

Accessible in winter?
Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.