Terwilliger Hot Springs, Oregon

Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs, Oregon, USA

Beautiful Hot Springs embedded in a wild-romantic Redwood forest. Easy accessible with parking nearby. Perfect for a short soaking trip from Eugene. Let’s get naked!
Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs, Oregon, USA, Magicplaces
Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs, Oregon, USA, Magicplaces

Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs, Oregon, USA.

Surrounded by huge farn and redwoods, soaking in bathtub hot pools made out of stone – not much left to wish for.
Known by the locals as Cougar Hot Springs the Terwilliger Hot Springs are a place of sublime beauty. Mankind in it’s birthday suit like Adam and Eve before there banishment from Shangri-La…
There is a parking lot along Aufderheide Drive and a short hike through wonderful old-growth forest brings you to the springs. It is day use only and because of the easy accessibility it might get crowded especially on weekends.

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Eugene is always worth the trip and for aficionados of pristine nature, Oregon is the magic wonderland.


From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19). Continue on south Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y to the top of Cougar Reservoir. Continue south on Aufderheide Drive for 5 miles to Terwilliger Hot Springs parking lot.The parking area is approximately 300 yards away from the entry station for the hotsprings and the Rider Creek Trail #3319 continues west another 1/4 mile to Terwilliger Hot Springs.

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