Hot Springs Creek Trail #581


The Hot Springs Creek Trail #581 begins on Bargamin Creek Trail #502, north of Poet Creek Campground on Road #468. The trail starts in the gassy meadows along Bargamin Creek and ends on Three Prong ridge. The trail crosses five streams including Bargamin Creek within the first two miles. Just past the last creek crossing, the trail begins a moderate climb through lodgepole timber which leads to a saddle at 6400 feet elevation. There is stock water in the saddle, but it is south of the trail. The final 1.5 miles of the trail are a steep climb through switchbacks which end at the junction with Three Prong Trail #539.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State highway 14, turn south onto Red River-Dixie Road #222. Follow Road #222 past Red River Ranger Station to its junction with Nezperce Trail Road #468. Turn east onto Road #468 and follow it for approximately 25 miles to Poet Creek campground and the Bargamin Creek trailhead. Follow Bargamin Creek Trail #502 north for 1.5 miles to Hot Springs Creek trailhead.



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Day Hiking

This trail crosses 5 streams.

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  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

  Elevation : 
5100 feet - 7300 feet