Wall Warm Spring
While looking for a few new places to explore I came across Wall Warm Spring. It looked like a beautiful spot to soak and enjoy some of the sun we rarely experience this time of year. After spending some time at the enjoyable but busy, McCredie Hot Springs we decided to check out Wall Warm Spring.
|Trailhead marker high above on a Douglas-fir|
The short hike down to Wall Warm Spring is along the beautiful Wall Creek which is surrounded by breathtaking native forest.
|Wall Creek on the way to Wall Warm Spring|
|Wall Creek along the Warm Springs Trail|
Realizing from a distance that there was no steam rising from Wall Warm Spring we guessed that it would be hot enough to enjoy a soak in. Sadly we were correct it was likely around 90-95 degrees, which would have felt decent had the weather been a little bit warmer. I'm not sure if it's prohibited by the Forest Service, but there was a two camping areas set up near Wall Warm Spring. One is just upstream from the spring, the other is up a fairly steep trail to the east.
|Wall Warm Spring with Wall Creek in the background|
|Campsite with sweet shelter near Wall Warm Spring|
Directions from Oakridge: Follow East first street east until it turns into FR 24/Salmon Creek Road, follow for 9.4 miles, turn left onto FR 1934, follow for .5 miles. Trailhead is large signed pullout on the left.
Trailhead Elevation: Approximately 2000 feet
Hike Distance: 1.6 miles according to Garmin Oregon 550
Hike Type: Out and Back
Elevation Gain: Less than 200 feet
Difficulty: 1 out of 5