Backpack - Olympic Hot Springs


Backpack - Olympic Hot Springs

A one night, 21 mile backpacking trip (10.5 miles per day) along the abandoned Olympic Hot Springs Road to Boulder Creek campsite, and an evening soak in the Olympic Hot Springs. We will make a stop at the historic site of the former Upper Elwha Dam. Come along if you like history, hot springs, and walking side by side instead of nose to tail.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

9am in Port Angeles, exact meeting location will be shared with the group via email. Please arrange carpools as you are able to get there.

This trip is for anyone who can walk 10 miles carrying a pack. We will be going at a chill pace and taking rests as needed. This trail is not very difficult. I do encourage you to try something new, go light, and also bring enjoyable creature comforts as we will be hanging out in the hot spring pools.  We will be sticking together, so don't worry about getting left behind. 


Olympic Hot Springs, Boulder Lake & Appleton Pass

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh

    Custom Correct Lake Crescent - Happy Lake Ridge

    USGS Bogachiel Peak

    USGS Mount Carrie
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which includes:

  • Tent or tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag/ quilt 
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter (optional, the leader will have a gravity filter for the group)
  • Stuff sack for hanging food, the campsite has a bear wire
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and trowel to deal with waste
  • Swim suit and towel for the hot springs!
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