• 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
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.
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: Year-round from sunrise to sunset; The gate can be closed due to road conditions
Amenities: None except a pit toilet at the trailhead
Accommodations: No camping is permitted at the trailhead
Hiking distance: 0.3 miles
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes or NW Forest Pass
Managed by: US Forest Service
Elevation: 2,640 ft (805 m)
Directions to Umpqua Hot Springs
- 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.