Fifth Water Trail #015


The Fifth Water Hot Springs area located on the Spanish Fork Ranger District has been closed for public health and safety and the closure has been extended until further notice. The Diamond Fork road from just past the group camping area, the Three Forks trailhead, the Fifth Water trail and the hot springs area are closed.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.


Beginning at Three Forks, you cross a foot bridge and follow Sixth Water Creek for a pleasant, shaded, 1.1 miles.  Across another foot bridge, the trail forks.  Follow Fifth Water Creek on the right (Sixth Water continues on the left).  Numerous pools and small rapids liven the scenery along with strange looking conglomerate formations.  you will smell the odor from the hot sulfur springs, the largest of which are located 1.5 miles up Fifth Water Creek, where a cold waterfall meets the hot bubbling springs.  Another mile up is the jeep road which crosses Rays Valley Road after another 1/2 mile.  The remaining trail to Strawberry Ridge (4.5 miles) isn't used as often.  The jeep road continues about 1 mile and ends in the creek.  you then cross Center Trail a mile beyond.  Observe a number of old beaver dams.  Although the trail may be a bit overgrown, stay with the bottom of the canyon until you meet an old jeep trail.  It isthen about 1 mile to the trailhead.  Follow the old dirt road as it swings to the left up to a small open ridge and then climbs to Strawberry Ridge.

Connecting Trails:  Sixth Water Trail #016, Center Trail #091.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The road from Diamond Fork group area, the Three Forks Trailhead, the Fifth Water trail and the Fifth Water area (Hot Springs) is closed for public health and safety. until further notice.
Closest Towns: Spanish Fork, UT.
Operated By: This trail is managed by the Forest Service.
Information Center: For more information contact the Spanish Fork Ranger District at 801-798-3571.

General Information

Directions: From Spanish Fork Canyon (U.S. Highway 6), turn north at Diamond Fork road #029. This turn-off is about 6 miles east from the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.



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  Area/Length : 
9.3 miles

  Elevation : 
5600 ft