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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Activities: Swimming, Skiing
Description: A popular hot spring offering seven pools.

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"Hades" river bridge leads to hot springs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Laurie D
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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 had to cross the log bridge instead. I'm glad the bridge existed, because we were... More 

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Cornucopia, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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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Seattle
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had the experience of the camp sites of the Olympic National Park and the Washington State camp sites. Let's say that if you want to be quiet, have a tidy camp site and feeling more close to your environment, I will go for the Washington State camp sites, worth the extra money. Unfortunately, now they want a reservation but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everything is closed on this entrance to the Park. Waterfall trail closed, under repair, outlook closed due to dam deconstruction, hot springs closed too.

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Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

interesting place with kids - the hike was great, but the hot springs area itself is a big tourist trap. The staff did keep it clean and everyone was very helpful. The cabin are teeny tiny.

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Washington DC
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Because of the removal of the Elwa River Dam, The approach through the Elwa Valley is closed. Until this project is finished, the only way to the springs is via the Sol Duc Trail and the Appleton Pass and down Bolder Creek. In most cases this is a two day hike to get there and back. My last visit to... More 

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Los Angeles
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

I hiked to Olympic Hot Spring with my 7 and 5 year olds. The 2.4 mile took about 2 hours up and 90 minutes back. We sat in a hot spring pool for about an hour, had a snack, then hiked back. Yes, the hike is easy, but long, for little ones. My 7 year old was fine. I advised... More 

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aaronmelissa1108
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Facts: The springs are tiny and shallow (at the deepest point, the water will reach your knees). The water is hot and black. During the summer, the springs are busy and you may have to wait. Many of the visitors bathe nude.

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Washington State
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

The drive is the hardest part of this hike. Miles on a windy road that isn't maintained in winter (or really in summer). Go slow enough to not hit on-coming traffic, if there is any. Hike 2.5 miles on a mostly paved old roadbed. You will cross 3 creeks/streams. Two had bridges, one required rock hopping or, as in my... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

A relatively short, easy 2.5 mile hike up to the picturesque log bridge and the 7 pools. It was strangely vacant when we first arrived which was delightful because we had the choice of the best pools all to ourselves and were able to skinny dip to our hearts desire before heading back to camp to make lunch. Some people... More 

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Address: Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympic National Park

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