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Portland Area Hot Springs

Rain or shine, it’s always a good time to visit a 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 1-2 Hours Drive From Portland

South of Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest a small group of 3 hot springs exists that are 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.

Bagby Hot Springs – 2 Hours Drive From Portland

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.

If you are up for backpacking, there’s an actual backpacker campground just a quarter mile past the hot springs. That is if you don’t feel like camping at the trailhead. Bagby is rare in that is it available for a hot soak 24/7 while the majority of 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 – 2.25 Hours Drive From Portland

Breitenbush features 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 which 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 amazing 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

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