Bagby Hot Springs, OR

Photo Courtesy of the USDA

Deep in the Oregon wilderness, among towering firs, are the Bagby Hot Springs. Surrounded by a lush and dense forest, the hot springs provide a therapeutic and relaxing soak.

Open all year round, these natural hot springs are located adjacent to the tributary of the Clackamas River. These rustic springs are accessible by trail, but make sure to stay updated on winter conditions. The first option for a soak is on the private deck which contains five hollowed-out logs. Your next option is the public deck, which has three hollowed-out log tubs and a whiskey-barrel tub. Finally, the third option has a large communal barrel tub.

The hot springs were discovered in 1880 by Bob Bagby, and since then the area has seen large improvements and the installation of a cabin and bathhouse. The largest bathhouse is at a scorching 138 degrees. The other two are slightly cooler, but hot nonetheless.

The hike in is slightly over a mile long. For more information, visit Plan your visit to Clackamas County, just outside of Portland, at

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