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Olympic Hot Springs

Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Swimming, Skiing
Description: A popular hot spring offering seven pools.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2002

a great day hike just a couple hour drive from Tacoma! Go all the way to the last one, its the best.

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