• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.6 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Hot Springs
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Take a short 0.3-mile hike to this hillside hot spring. Before or after your soak, hit the trail to nearby Toketee Falls.

When you arrive at the hot springs you'll see a bathroom and large dumpster in a small gravel parking lot. Campsites are scattered all over the place so if you're camping, try and get there early to land a good spot. From the parking lot you'll see a bridge which leads to the trail up to the springs. Its a .3 mile walk up to seven different pools, sitting 150ft. above the North Umpqua River. All the hot springs set the perfect soaking vibe with a variety of sizes, temperatures and an excellent view. If you really want the full experience, stay until the stars come out.

Would you like some cold, fresh natural drinking water to cool off with during your soak? Then take a quick walk up river to this hidden mountain stream. Before you cross the bridge in the parking lot, find the trail that follows up along the river. After about .4 miles the trail will walk over a heavy flowing stream, this is the one. Make your way down and give it a try. Some avid local soakers said its one of the freshest natural drinking spring in the country and I believe them!

If you're looking for an extra adventure close by, check out Toketee Falls:
Right after you pull off the Umpqua highway towards the springs, there's a left turn marked Toketee Falls. Once you park, Its a .7 mile walk to a lookout deck over the absolutely beautiful waterfall. If you're feeling more adventurous, hop the fence and scale your way down the cliff to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. (highly recommend).

Pack List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Extra clothes
  • A beer
  • Candles
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I agree with other recent reviewers. The springs are super crowded and, as a result, not very clean. The pools are interesting geographic anomalies but just not that nice, and overnight camping is no longer allowed. The picture of the waterfall is Toketee Falls right down the road which is a short and beautiful hike - totally worth it!

7 months ago
7 months ago

Some of the reviews have pointed this out now, but Umpqua Hot Springs is almost always packed and nearly everyone is nude. Which is fine, but know to expect it - it can be pretty awkward if you show up in a swimsuit and need to crowd into a small pool of water that's already overfilled with naked people. That said, it's so crowded all the time that the hot springs really aren't worth it, they're just not that relaxing.

9 months ago
9 months ago

a place to go and explore nature and yourself. truly magical, and very special. i will always cherish my moments spent here with friends 💜

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Overuse has ruined Umpqua Hotsprings. Pack it in, pack it out - It's a simple concept, folks, and bury your solid waste or use the onsight facilities... Geez. As of July 2016 the Forest Service has prohibited dispersed camping at the trailhead and access is now only allowed from sunrise to sunset due to overuse and lack of leave-no-trace practices. I visited for my first time in over 3 years just last week and was shocked at the increased popularity of these springs. Solitude can no longer be expected: expect a party-sort-of-atmosphere from early afternoon until sunset and a family atmosphere in the AM. I'm sad to say that I won't be traveling out of my way anytime in the future to soak here. Bummer.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Dont get me wrong, really awesome place. However, I apparently showed up during a massive nudist colony meet up. Naked people playing music around fires, naked people in the pools, naked people hiking and walking the roads. Not sure if that is what its always like, but no reviews ive seen ever mentioned it. Hitting up Toketee Falls is a must for sure!!!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

These pools are incredible. Stunningly beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. A couple of things you should probably be aware of: 1) These hot springs are clothing-optional, 2) while the trail to the springs is short, it's a bit steep and eroded, so if you're really out of shape, you might have a tough time with it, 3) if you're planning on camping, expect to have a rather large colony of hippies for neighbors, 4) parking is somewhere around $5 for the day, 5) there is a vault toilet at the trail head, but it can be pretty busy with flies and bees in the summer.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Aaron White

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