We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olympic Hot Springs

Olympic National Park, WA
Improve this listing
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Swimming, Skiing
Description: A popular hot spring offering seven pools.
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 15
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 17
Washington State
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 21
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
A TripAdvisor Member
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9

Travelers who viewed Olympic Hot Springs also viewed

Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA

Been to Olympic Hot Springs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing