Hot Springs

Hot Spring Pools
Sol Duc Hot Spring Resort (left) and Olympic Hot Springs Resort circa 1926 (right).

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Hot spring pools
Pools at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.

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Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Located off of the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, this resort offers seasonal day use of three mineral pools and one fresh water pool. These pools are tested daily to comply with safety and health regulations. The pools are only accessible when the resort is open. For further information concerning hours, rates, and day use policies, visit the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website.

Olympic Hots Springs circa 1926
A photograph of the Olympic Hot Springs Resort in 1926. This resort not longer exists and the Olympic Hot Springs reside in a wilderness area.

NPS Photo.

Olympic Hot SpringsALERT: The Elwha area is currently closed to vehicle traffic beyond the Madison Falls Trailhead due to extensive flood damage/road washout. See directions to the hot springs below.

Olympic Hot Springs are natural, unmaintained hot water seeps in the Elwha River Valley. The pools are in a wilderness area and are not tested or treated by the park. They may contain harmful bacteria and use of these pools is at your own risk. These springs are only accessible by foot and no pets or bicycles are permitted.

Due to a road washout, access to Olympic Hot Springs is more diffucult. Visitors must park at the Madison Falls Trailhead and either hike or bike 9 miles on Olympic Hot Springs Road. A bypass trail will take you around the road washout. After reaching the Boulder Creek Trailhead at the end of the road, visitors must hike an additional 1.5 miles to reach the hot springs. No bicycles are allowed on the 1.5 mile trail portion.

Camping is permitted near the hot springs but backpackers must follow wilderness camping regulations and acquire a wilderness use permit before their trip.


Last updated: January 3, 2024

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