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Hot Springs Near Portland Guide

Rain or shine, it’s always a good time to visit natural hot springs in Oregon. While Portland is known for many things, most are unaware of the hot soaks located within a mere few hours’ drive of the city.

Hot Springs 2 Hours Drive From Portland

South of Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest you will find two hot springs more than worthy of soaking your troubles away. Although all of the below hot pools can be accessed year-round caution should be exercised during winter. It is always a good idea to check road conditions prior to departure.

Bagby Hot Springs

Bagby Hot Springs Soak

Enjoying a hot soak at Bagby Hot Springs

Frequently referred to as a Portlander rite of passage, Babgy hot springs is Oregon’s most popular public hot springs. A 1.5-mile hike through a tranquil old-growth forest leads to a variety of hot pools and soaking options at Bagby hot springs. Ease your tired muscles into a hollowed-out log filled with hot water in private or enjoy a soak with friends old and new in a whiskey barrel-style hot tub.

There’s an actual backpacker campground just a quarter mile past the hot springs if you are up for backpacking. That is if you don’t feel like camping at the trailhead. Bagby is rare in that it is available for a hot soak 24/7 while most public hot springs in Oregon are closed at night.

Clothing Optional: Yes
Season: All (Forest service road not maintained during winter)
Type: Roadside/Short Hike/River Ford
Fees: $5/person
Pit Toilet: Yes
Closest Food/Gas: Estacada

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Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Natural Pool Soak

Enjoying a hot soak in one of the outdoor pools at Breitenbush

Breitenbush hot springs feature abundant hot soaking pools, overnight accommodations, a vegetarian buffet and access to yoga and meditation programs. Add to that a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary, 20 miles of trails, campgrounds, dorms, a conference center and even a gift shop. All of these add up to the largest private geothermal facility in the Pacific Northwest.

From spiral tubs to meadow hot pools under the wide-open sky, Breitenbush maintains a variety of soaking options and temperatures. Interested in visiting this unique natural hot spring? You’ll need to make a reservation oftentimes well in advance.

Clothing Optional: Yes
Season: All (check road conditions during winter)
Type: Roadside
Fees: $22-$38 per adult on a sliding scale
Pit Toilet: Yes
Closest Food/Gas: Detroit

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Hot Springs 2-3 Hours Drive From Portland