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Beautiful hike

We didn't actually soak in the springs, but hiked up early in the morning before the crowds (or at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
Not for the faint of heart (Hike Wise) pretty steep incline

I told my BF it felt like 4 miles UP and 2.5 miles down. It is only 2.5 up but wow what an... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Thousand Palms, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't actually soak in the springs, but hiked up early in the morning before the crowds (or at least more people). Loved the hike, especially with fall colors. The pools looked appealing, maybe next time...

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I told my BF it felt like 4 miles UP and 2.5 miles down. It is only 2.5 up but wow what an incline. Well worth it, but come prepared, shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, hat, and of course a swim suit. It was...More

1  Thank palmsjan2003
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We went on a Thursday and found the place with no trouble. FYI, there is a restroom just at the trail head. We are in our 60's. It's a strenuous hike, but worth it. Pack in lots of water and maybe use a treking pole....More

1  Thank AdventureBuddies5557
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great hidden gem just south of Salmon. Enjoyed the mix of water temperatures in the different pools of water.

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited in early May. The hike was a good 1.7 miles and moderate/strenuous at times if you are 50+ with knee problems. Thank goodness for the coolness of early May, but the terrain is vary different from rocky, dirt, some built in wooden stairs,...More

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Fun hike with great views and good pools with many different temps. Well worth the hike. Don't go! :)

Thank Blake-Kathy
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Any review we've read has made the hike up seem so much more difficult than it actually was. It was a pretty cold day so that made breathing a bit hard but the hike itself isn't too strenuous. There were only about eight people when...More

6  Thank HatRez
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Good hike up to the spring. Go there early to avoid the crowd and heat. There are great views from the different soaking pools.

Thank 56Jimlisa58
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Driving south from Salmon you pass mile 282; right after that the entrance to a ranch and IMMEDIATELY an unmarked road--no sign whatsoever other than DEAD END. Turn in and you'll see parked cars; this will tell you right away how crowded it will be...More

7  Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked to Goldberg Hot Springs for a family reunion. Our party consisted if a range of adults and teenagers. It was about 2 miles each way, mostly climbing on the way to the springs. The length was just right for our family and everyone...More

1  Thank KC_213
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6 December 2017|
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Response from YooperJ | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there in the winter, but my sister lived in Salmon long enough to go there many, many times. She says the trail is very well marked and passable 365 days a year.
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16 June 2017|
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Response from Stacey H | Reviewed this property |
Look for mile marker 283 south of Salmon on hwy 93. There's a dirt road heading east to the trail head. There is a vault toilet there. Please remember to pack out. There are lots of complaints about trash along this spring... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from ashfiske | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at little hotel in salmon and then it was about a 30 minute drive to the parking lot for gold bug. there are also some areas along the stream that we saw people camping if you wanted to hike camping stuff in. :)