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Family spot

This is a family spot or a spot seniors can enjoy.....it is not a spot for couples. There are... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Cherie P
Pahrump, Nevada
Not so hot hot pools

Very crowded as one pool was not working and the water was not hot at all... disappointed with the... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Abbotsford, Canada
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Aug 16, 2018
“Family spot”
Apr 11, 2018
“Not so hot hot pools”
A popular hot spring offering seven pools.
Olympic National Park, WA
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a family spot or a spot seniors can enjoy.....it is not a spot for couples. There are lifeguards on duty.there are three pools with water varying from 75-100-105.

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The trailhead access to the springs is closed due to flood damage 12 days ago. The ranger told us it could be two years before the road was re-opened, and that it added seven more miles each way. So unless you are wanting to spend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
25  Thank Suzanne J
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Very crowded as one pool was not working and the water was not hot at all... disappointed with the experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank lilyanne72
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The actual hike is pretty easy. Yes it's 2.4 miles but mostly flat and wide trail. You can see the spots where the old trail washed out. The hot springs ARE NOT in the river like I expected. They are off the trail on the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
10  Thank draxler35
Reviewed August 19, 2017

The hot springs trail in the Elwa River area in the Olympic Mountains has been reopened recently. A new footbridge has been installed where an old bridge has left only a couple of anchors to show it was there. The 2.5 mi. hike is very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
11  Thank learnhart
Reviewed March 2, 2017

and we'd planned to return in April - but I see magneato's report as of last August that bridges and roads are out. I can't find a current status on National Park site except that the Crystal Creek bridge (right by the campground) is down....More

Date of experience: April 2016
44  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Normally the hike here is about 2.5 miles. However, it is very difficult to get there right now. The road into the area was closed about 10 miles from the hot springs. The NPS kiosk about .1 miles from the gate explained that the dam...More

Date of experience: July 2016
47  Thank MagNEATO
Reviewed September 10, 2015

The hike itself is not all that interesting. The path is wide and there are a couple neat bridges, but that is about all. You can smell when you start getting close to the springs and then see the first pools. We only wondered around...More

Date of experience: September 2015
10  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

My family recently hiked the Olympic hot springs trail with another young family and enjoyed a beautiful day with a beautiful trail. Once you go through the ranger station the road goes ten miles (mostly single lane so go slow) to a dead end and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
8  Thank beccag21
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This hike was about 5 miles, round-trip, but it was really easy and worth seeing the hotsprings at the end. The hotsprings themselves were not big enough to sit in and be completely submerged, but they were bid enough, and hot enough, to enjoy. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank Christina B
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December 12, 2017|
Response from Dave M |
If you receive any info I would like to know as well. My fiancé and I are traveling there the second week of January.
johnathan j
December 15, 2016|
Response from Canadians2012 |
My wife and I want to hike to the Olympic Hot Springs in early January and want to know if the road will still be open and how much snow to expect? Were you able to hike there last year in Dec or Jan?