OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK

Welcome to a new style of adventure: Thru-Soaking! This multi-sport trail extends for 2,421 miles and connects some of the best wild and resort soaking pools in the US. Visit remote mountaintops and friendly Farmer's Markets while following a continuous stream of single-track hiking trails, backcountry roads, and trail-less...read on >

The Hot Springs National Scenic Trail Proposal

"With your flawless directions we had the best hot spring experience on trail."  Greg "Nothing Yet" Collier

Section Guidebooks for The  Hot Springs Trail

Part 1 of 4:
THE COAST CONNECT TRAIL

Beginning from the Pacific Ocean, the CCT is diverse and despite its proximity to LA remains vacant. After leaving Santa Barbara, you'll travel across rugged mountain ranges, descend narrow canyons, and soak in...read on >

  • Begins on the Beach

  • Stellar Ocean Views

  • Excellent Camping

  • Health Food Stores

"The scenery itself here has really blown me away. It's been a landscape that I didn't realize was here. It was pretty stunning. It was really cool."  Footsteps of Freedom

Section Guidebooks for The  Hot Springs Trail

 Part 2 of 4:
THE HIGH SIERRA HOT SPRINGS TRAIL

The HSHST is a breathtaking journey across an alpine region known as the High Sierra. Along the way, you'll visit both wild and resort hot springs. To hike this trail is to walk in the footprints of John Muir himself...read on >

  • See the Hinterlands

  • Climb to High Passes

  • Escape the Crowds

  • Soak on a Cliff

"The HSHST is a great challenge with huge rewards. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has at least one 100-mile thru-hike under their belt and is decent with navigation."  Drew 'Dreams' Reams

Section Guidebooks for The  Hot Springs Trail

 Part 3 of 4:
THE NEVADA TRAIL

The Nevada Trail is comprised of 2 National Recreation Trails, open playas, backcountry roads, and trail-less ridgelines. With casinos, historic sites, and wild hot springs between them, there's never a dull moment...read on >

  • Hike with Wild Horses
  • Soar above the Desert

  • Find Relics & Gems

  • Trail-less Options & Bypasses

"I love Nevada. It's a unique, interesting and difficult walk. It's very desolate at times so it's not like I'd want to hike this year after year, but it's really neat to do at least once."  Buck-30

Section Guidebooks for The  Hot Springs Trail

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THE IDAHO SOAKTENNIAL TRAIL

The Idaho Soaktennial Trail is a splash! Soak often and eat wild huckleberries while loosely following the ICT - Idaho Centennial Trail. Meet whitewater rafters, mountain bikers & other hot spring enthusiasts...read on >

  • Travel from Desert to Rainforest
  • Bike & Pack-Rafting Options

  • Forage for Dinner

  • Big Game Wildlife Encounters

"Zoner's route through Idaho takes you from hot springs to homesteads in some of America's largest wilderness areas. If you're looking for big country and no crowds, this might be the hike for you."  Clay Jacobson - ICT.org

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