Bagby Hot Springs is a rustic, somewhat primitive hot springs nestled among the tall fir trees in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Accessible only by walking a one and a half mile trail, it is popular with those who want to experience a relaxing soak away from civilization.
If you want to see what Bagby is like, rent the movie Old Joy which was filmed at Bagby in 2006.
Bagby has three bath houses. The main house has five private rooms each with a hollowed-out log tub. The open-air bath house has three log tubs and one large wooden communal tub. The third bath house has one large communal tub with an open-air deck. The waiting time for a tub can be quite long on busy weekends during the summer months.
Nudity is allowed in the bath houses but not in the areas around the houses. Alcohol is prohibited and there is no camping at Bagby or on the trail from the parking lot. The area is checked on a regular basis by law enforcement officers.
An Oregon Recreation pass is needed to use Bagby which costs $5.00. Oregon Recreation Pass
The hot springs is open 24 hours a day but may be closed after snow storms. Bagby is on Forest Service Road 70. From Estacada travel Highway 24 for 26 miles. At Ripplebrook Guard Station take Forest Service Road 46. Travel four miles and turn right onto Road 70.