• Willow Creek Hot Springs is a collection of primitive soaking pools in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest
• The area at the trailhead has a transfer station and corrals for equestrians
Willow Creek Hot Springs is a collection of primitive soaking pools in picturesque Alpine Valley hidden in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest at an elevation of 5,200 feet and provides a rejuvenating soaking experience in beautiful surrounding.
The hot spring consists of a series of volunteer build rock-and-sand pools cascading down the creek. Hot mineral water flows out of the source at a temperature of over 135°F and flows down into each pool. The higher the pool is located - the higher the temperature is. Depending on the season and the pool, mineral water temperature generally ranges from 135°F down to 96°F. The amount of algae depends on the pool as well. The pools are located 0.8 miles from the parking and campground. The trail is well maintained and moderate in difficulty.
Clothing is optional at this hot spring spot. The campground has a pit toilet and at the trailhead, you can find a transfer station and corrals for equestrians.
Willow Creek Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 7 miles east of Featherville • Idaho • USA
Accommodations: Campground, pit toilet, a transfer station and corrals for equestrians
Hiking distance: Medium
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Directions to Willow Creek Hot Springs
- Travel 6.8 miles east on Forest Service Road 227 to Willow Creek
- Turn left on Forest Service Road 008 and continue for 1.6 miles to the parking area of Willow Creek Camp.
Park your car and take a 0.8 miles trail to the hot springs.