Bagby Hot Springs

Ripplebrook, OR
Length: Varies
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This very popular trail will reward your efforts with a natural hot spring bathhouse.

The hike to get to the hot springs takes you on a pleasant trip through old growth forest. You’ll begin by crossing a footbridge over Nohorn Creek.  After crossing a boardwalk, you’ll get a view of Collawash river on the left.  The moss covered branches and mist rising up from the hot springs gives this area a magical feel. Continue along the trail and you will soon arrive at the rustic bathhouse. Be prepared to possibly wait a while for your turn to soak. These springs are very popular, especially on the weekend. There are private rooms with log tubs and also a communal tub area.

After your soak, continue down the trail a bit past the campsites to view Shower Creek Falls.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5/wrist band-per-person for soaking; purchase these at Ripplebrook Store or at the trailhead.

Trail Contributor

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Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.

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Trail Map

Getting There

Take Highway 26 east about 50 miles staying on Highway 26 at the junction with Highway 35. Turn right onto Skyline Rd./Forest Road 57 with signs towards Timothy Lake. Follow Skyline Rd./Forest Road 57 along the southern arm of Timothy Lake. Continue on to Highway 224 westbound. Turn left at Forest Road 46 southbound and head south until you reach the junction with Forest Road 63 on the right. Take Forest Road 63 until the junction of Forest Road 70 with signs leading to Bagby Hotsprings. Head west on Forest Road 70 until you reach the Bagby Campground parking area on the right side of the road. Then it is a pleasant 1 ½ mile walk through the forest to the hot springs.