Umpqua Hot Springs

Umpqua Hot Springs is built from multicolored travertine mineral deposits
Features a secluded pool in a grotto on a bank of the North Umpqua River

Umpqua Hot Springs
Trail

Umpqua Hot Springs
Cascading Pools

Umpqua Hot Springs
Cascading Pools

Umpqua Hot Springs
Grotto



Located 60 miles east of Roseburg, Umpqua Hot Springs is one of the most scenic hot springs in Oregon. Built from travertine mineral deposits, cascading pools are nestled on a cliff face, 150 feet above a canyon of the North Umpqua River.

To reach the hot springs, a short 0.3-mile walk and climb are required. This trail is steep and can be slippery, so appropriate shoes should be worn.

Hot water flows through an active fault at temperatures from 100 to 115°F.  Mineral water of Umpqua Hot Springs is slightly acidic and contains the highest concentration of dissolved solids among all hot springs of the Cascade Mountains.

There are four natural pools on the upper level of the cliff; the other three pools of different sizes with depth about 2.5 feet cascade down towards the river. Temperatures in the pools range from 100°F (38°C) to 108°F (42°C). The further down to the river the water temperature gets cooler. When walking between pools, be careful, as the cliff and travertine can get slippery. On the riverbank, you will find a secluded pool inside the beautiful grotto with the walls covered by multicolored travertine deposits.

There is one 6 by 6 feet sheltered pool that can hold up to four people. While soaking, visitors enjoy a spectacular and memorable view of the canyon and Surprise Falls across the river.



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There are a few hiking trails that pass and come quite close to Umpqua Hot Springs.

There are no posted closing requirements, so nudity is common here. The hot springs are often crowded on weekends.

The hot springs are open 365 days a year. Previously, it was open for use 24 hours a day. Changes were made in April 2016 by USDA Forest Service to recover the hot springs from excessive use, as well as to fix drugs, and violence problems. Now camping is prohibited and this area became a day-use only. Please help to keep the hot springs clean by packing out all your trash.



Umpqua Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 63 miles east of Roseburg • Southern Oregon • USA
Open: 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset; The gate can be closed due to road conditions
Development: Undeveloped
Clothing: Optional
Service: No services, pit toilet
Accommodations: Camping is not permitted near the trailhead
Hiking distance: 0.3 miles
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use: Yes with fees
Managed: US Forest Service

Elevation: 2,640 ft (805 m)

Water T° (source): 115°F (46°C)
Water T° (pools): 100°F (38°C) to 115°F (46°C)
Water acidity level: Weak acidic (pH=6.37)
Springs Type: Sodium Carbonate Chloride
Average dissolved solids: 8,000 ppm
Flow rate: 20 l/min
Chemical used: None

Cations

Sodium (Na) - 2,400 Mg/L
Calcium (Ca) - 340 Mg/L
Potassium (K) - 63 Mg/L
Magnesium (Mg) - 41 Mg/L
Boron (B) - 2.4 Mg/L
Anions

Chloride (Cl) - 3,500 Mg/L
Carbonate (CO3) - 1,380 Mg/L
Sulfate (SO4) - 190 Mg/L
Silica (SiO2) - 90 Mg/L
Fluoride (F) - 1.5 Mg/L



Directions

From I-5,

  • Take exit 124 in Roseburg
  • Follow OR-138 68 miles east to Toketee-Rigdon RD (Forest Road 34)
  • Turn left at milepost 58.4 onto Forest Road 34
  • Turn left across the concrete bridge and continue on North Umpqua Road and then on Basket Buttle Road for 2.2 miles to Forest Road 3401
  • Turn right onto Forest Road 3401 and drive 0.7 miles to a parking area on the left.

From Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead, cross the footbridge over the North Umpqua River. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to a junction. Turn to the right and climb a steep narrow trail for 0.2 miles.

GPS (Hot Springs): N 43°17.808' W 122°21.822' | 43.2968, -122.3637

GPS (Trailhead): N 43°17.602' W 122°21.905' | 43.293361, -122.365083




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