Olympic Hot Springs

General Location: 8 miles south of Lake Sutherland.

Description

Ecosystem type: Montane forest
Trail tread types: Well maintained
General elevation trend: Easy
River crossings: None - a few small streams
Unique features: Natural Hot Springs.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.5 miles to hot springs
Elevation change: 200 feet elevation gain.
Best Season: All year

Trail Conditions

Olympic Hot Springs Trail
Boulder Lake Trail

Camping

Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at WIC in Port Angeles. No reservations necessary. Food Storage Method: A community bear wire is available at Boulder Creek Campground.
Location and sites: Boulder Creek Campground
Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets
Water Source: Boulder Creek (get water above confluence of hot spring water and creek) - Always boil, filter or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent getting Giardia.
Stock: Allowed. See stock regulations.

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations.
Camp in established sites.

Fires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are allowed below 3,500 feet.

Respect Wildlife: To protect raccoons, bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day.

Safety: Bathe at your own risk. Springs are not monitored or maintained. May contain high levels of fecal coliform bacteria.


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