Had a super amazing time at Bagby Hot Springs. Just got the film developed so I’m posting this now. Slam, and Throb on this trip. Drove out in the rain and got to the trailhead and it was pretty crappy out. Ate some mushroom chocolates and hiked about a mile to the tubs. The tall ass trees kept the rain from pouring on us. When we got there a bunch of people were running around naked in and out of the bath houses. We checked out the lower party tubs. Apparently they are new, Throb’s dad said they weren’t there last time he went. Soaked in the bath house tubs. They are made from giant hollowed out tree trunks. The water flows in from a pipe system outside of the bath house. Water temperature is controlled by cramming a sock in the flow pipe. Let it fill up for a bit and cool down before getting in. These tubs can get VERY hot. Some people where having trouble controlling the temp in their tub so the bucketed out cold water from a cistern next to the bath house. I believe there are 5 individual tubs all with their own doors that lock. There are hooks for towels and clothes as well as benches to change on.
Soaked for about 4 hours, the snow came down on us and it was so beautiful. Then the sun came out. Weather kept changing, but it was amazing. Checked out the party tubs before we left. An older woman was giving someone a massage. Wish I would had known, I woulda jumped in on that action. On the way out there is a bridge that looks like it could be jumped later in the summer, water was raging too hard and too cold at the time. There is also a hippy hole with treasure right on the trail. It’s covered with glitter and looked fucking rad while trippin. I dropped in a glass mushroom necklace for good karma. Hope someone is enjoying it. Super awesome trip and would love to go back there anytime.
Directions to Bagby Hot Springs:
From the intersection of I-205 (Exit 9) and Highway 99E in Oregon city, head NE on I-205 to Exit 12, the exit for the town of Estacada and for Highways 224 and 212, drive to the point where they split, 3.2 miles. Take the right fork at this split, Highway 224, to its intersection with Highway 211 in Estacada, 15.4 miles. Stay straight on Highway 224 and continue to where it ends at its junction with Forest Roads 57 an 46, 25.7 miles. bear right onto Forest Road 70, 3.7 miles. Turn right and go to the Bagby Hot Springs turnoff, 6.0 miles. Turn left and drive to parking, less than 0.1 miles.