Engulfed by the Mount Hood National Forest, the trail head for Bagby Hot Springs is less than an hour’s drive from Estacada, Oregon. Sun dapples in through old growth trees along the well maintained and level 1.5 mile hike to reach three available soaking options.
Bagby Hot Springs Facilities
- The partially covered Private Deck contains five hollowed out logs, each in their own room.
- The Public Deck features three hollowed out log tubs and one whiskey barrel style tub.
- The Upper Deck, which was constructed by the Friends of Bagby, is fitted with another whiskey barrel style tub, which can comfortably accommodate about eight people.
The Bagby Hot Springs Public and Upper Decks are considered public, communal soaking areas. Camping is available at the trailhead and a mere quarter mile beyond the hot springs at Shower Creek Campground. No camping is allowed along the trail or at the hot springs. A $5 soaking fee is currently required, parking is free.
Area recreation near Bagby can be found at Shower Creek Falls or Silver King Lake (6 miles from Shower Creek CG). In 2002, the Forest Service banned alcohol at the hot springs, please be respectful of this rule, and remember to always pack it out! Learn more about Bagby Hot Springs on SoakOregon.com.
Bagby Hot Springs Directions
Directions to Bagby from Estacada:
- From Estacada, drive 26 miles up the Clackamas River Basin South East on Highway 224.
- Turn South on FSR 46 just past Ripplebrook Guard Station.
- Continue on FSR 46 for 4 miles along the Collawash River until you reach a junction with FSR 63.
- Follow FSR 63 South for 4 miles to a junction with FSR 70.
- Take FSR 70 South West for 6 miles to the parking area and trailhead for Bagby Hot Springs. The campground is to the left and Bagby Hot Springs Trailhead on the right upon entering the parking area. There is also an outhouse, trash bin and information booth on-site.
Note: Map markers are set for the Bagby Hot Springs trailhead.