- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Hike to Umpqua Hot Springs
Located in the central Oregon Cascades about one hour from the I5 corridor, Umpqua Hot Springs is year round accessible. Umpqua features 3 hot pools (one covered) located on a mineral deposit situated above the North Umpqua River. A brief but steep hike leads intrepid soak seekers to the pools from the signed parking area. Hot springers have a short, quarter mile hike most of the year or must contend with a 2 mile hike when the snow flies as the Forest Service access road is not plowed during the off-season. Don’t be surprised when encountering the naked… which is most definitely the norm here. There is also a toilet, two campsites and picnic tables located near the parking area and a composting toilet near the hot springs.