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Hot Spring Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 616' 188 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 7,474' 2,278 m
Low: 6,858' 2,090 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at hot springs!

Nick Wilder

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Description

This trail is good as an out-and-back from the Mad Creek trailhead, or as a one-way on a longer ride. There are indeed hot springs and pools open year round near the start of this trail, and you can drive there as well.

From the hot springs, pass some picnic spots then negotiate a rocky section of trail with at least one short section that causes many to dismount. The trail steadily gets easier as you descend. You generally hug the creek for the first half of the trail, and then diverge slightly and follow an irrigation ditch until you dump out on a dirt road.
A short jaunt down the road (passing two cattle gates) will get you to the paved road, and a quarter mile down from the Mad Creek trailhead.

This trail can be quite hot on summer days. It melts out quickly in the spring.

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Jun 8, 2019
Libby Simpkins
Aug 20, 2018
Kassie Sturm
Aug 10, 2018
Trystan Smith
Jul 21, 2017
Tal Thevenot
Great family hike with the kiddos
Jul 2, 2017
Jill Syvret
muggy and hot! 2.5mi
Aug 20, 2016
Tom McKim
Jul 20, 2016
Tal Thevenot
Started at springs, rode down to o trail head and back up!
Jun 20, 2015
Riley Seebeck
There is a new reroute about 3/4 of the way up about a mile long due to erosion. Has some sick little rock jumps 1mi

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