Saturday Morning Hike to Bagby Hot Springs!

Are you looking for a way to burn off those Thanksgiving calories? Hoping to relax after the craziness of Black Friday? Or maybe you’re like me, and you just want something fun to do with your 4 day weekend. Then join us for a relaxing hike to Bagby Hot Springs! (www.bagbyhotsprings.org , www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagby_Hot_Springs ) These hot springs are located in Mount Hood National Forest, about two and half hours (83 miles) outside of Portland. If you haven’t gone before, the drive there is BEAUTIFUL. Once we reach the location, it is an easy 1.5 mile hike to the hot springs. The trail follows a river and there are many great photo opportunities, so don’t forget to bring a camera!

The hot springs have been developed to maximize the relaxing experience. There are cedar log tubs for individual soaking, and a large communal tub as well. And if you’re thinking about coming with that special someone, there are 5 private soaking rooms that you can have all to yourself! Everything is covered with a wooden roof, so don’t worry about getting any cold rain on you.

Logistics: Unfortunately, this group is going to have to be small (about 10 people) so that we don’t overrun the hot springs. We’ll meet up at the Starbucks in Hollywood (1633 NE 39th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, right off of the I84) at 8:00am. Please try to be on time! At the café, we will work out the driving arrangements. I suggest we carpool to save on gas. Remember to bring some food and plenty of water, but no alcohol, since it is not allowed at the hot springs. It will probably be a total of 7-8 hours before we’re back at the Starbucks (5 hours total driving time, plus 2-3 hours at the hot springs).

I have been to these hot springs about a dozen times with no problems. However, there is the slight possibility that the forest service road that leads to the trail head will be blocked. I recommend bringing tire chains just in case. If push comes to shove, we’ll simply hike to a different hot spring.

Also, you should know that clothing is optional at the bath houses. I will be wearing a bathing suit, and you should do whatever you are most comfortable doing, but know that you might see some birthday suits while you’re there.

Lastly, if you don’t have a car but you want to come, don’t sweat! I would be more than happy to pick you up, provided that you live in Portland. Just call me or leave a comment below.

Feel free to call/texted me at[masked] or leave a comment below if you have any questions. See you then!

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  • Aaron

    Hey guys. Adan's stuck on 82nd. Gonna run and pick him up. Be there soon.

    November 24, 2012

    • Ahmad

      Ok I'm at Starbucks

      November 24, 2012

  • Ronald K

    Missed previous MAX. will be at Starbucks by 8:15. Thanks.

    November 24, 2012

  • Kimberly

    I had some things come up last minute- changing my RSVP to no. Have fun!!

    November 23, 2012

  • Kimberly

    I had some things come up last minute- changing my RSVP to no. Have fun!!

    November 23, 2012

  • Kimberly

    I had some things come up last minute- changing my RSVP to no. Have fun!!

    November 23, 2012

  • Jared and D.

    Looks like it will be another time for me .. I thought I was on the waiting list over a week ago, but dont see myself there..anyway can we make it clearer how to go on a wait list for future events and how people are moved from wait list to attending , thanks Jared

    November 23, 2012

  • Aaron

    Oh, and we'll work out the riding situation at the Starbucks. There will definitely be plenty of room for everyone.

    November 21, 2012

  • Aaron

    Hey Guys, a few more things:

    1. just a quick reminder to change you RSVP to NO if you can't make it. 2. For those of you on the waiting list, I really need to limit this hike to 15 people because there won't be enough room at the hot springs otherwise (and how fun would that be?). If this goes well, I'll definitely plan another one soon, and I'll be sure to contact you first. So, if you're on the waiting list come Saturday morning, please don't show up. It will just make things more difficult for all of us.

    3. Some people have said that they've had stuff stolen out of their car while they were hiking. Therefore, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR CAR AT THE HOT SPRINGS. I've never had anything stolen out of my car, and we'll be going in the middle of the day, but better safe than sorry.

    4. Lastly, I'll be at the meeting place rain or shine. Right now, it looks like rain, but hopefully we'll get some sun.

    Have a great Thanksgiving and I'll see you on Saturday!
    -Aaron

    November 21, 2012

  • Aaron

    Is anybody willing to take one or two passengers with them? You could split the cost of gas, make the trip cheaper for you.

    Also, if you're not planning on making it, please switch your RSVP to NO so that someone on the waiting list can come. Thanks!

    November 18, 2012

    • Uzman

      I also need ride from starbucks.

      November 21, 2012

    • Ahmad

      I'm looking for carpooling too from Starbucks.

      November 21, 2012

  • Kirsten

    I'm coming in from Hillsboro and taking the max is there anyway I can carpool with someone from Sbux to the hike to Bagby?

    November 10, 2012

    • Kirsten

      I'd love a ride! I live off 21st and Darby do you know where that is? Its pretty close to cornell

      November 18, 2012

    • Kirsten

      Looks like I'm not going to make it. Thanks for the ride offer torrie but I have other plans

      November 20, 2012

  • Aaron

    Hey guys, I'm trying to get a waiting list going. Unfortunately, even though I am the one organizing this event, I'm not an official organizer for this Meetup group, which means I'm limited in the amount of edits I can make to this event. I'll try to get the list up shortly. Thanks!

    November 9, 2012

    • Aaron

      Yes. Sorry, Organizing this trip is sometimes challenging. I have a big car, so we'll have enough room.

      November 12, 2012

    • Uzman

      does it mean you have a room now?

      November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually I have to work that day so have to cancel. :(

    November 11, 2012

    • Aaron

      Sorry to hear that. Maybe next time!

      1 · November 11, 2012

    • Ahmad

      Aaron- Can you sign me up? I don't see the option to do it.

      November 11, 2012

  • Ahmad

    No spots left :(

    November 9, 2012

    • Jared and D.

      hey yes Aaron im still interested in the wait list . i need to get a ride .. I live off Holgate n 39th Se n can meet at the Starbucks people are leaving from , thanks

      November 11, 2012

    • Aaron

      I can give you a ride from the Starbucks. See you then!

      November 11, 2012

  • Adam Christian E.

    Hey Aaron, could I get a ride from Starbucks to Bagby with you? Thanks.

    November 11, 2012

    • Aaron

      No problem. See you then!

      1 · November 11, 2012

  • Jared and D.

    Hey Aaron, this is Jared Id like to be on the waiting list ,thanks

    November 9, 2012

    • Aaron

      Hi Jared, the waiting list is up if you're still interested in coming. Unfortunately, we can't have more than 15 people coming or else we'll overrun the hot springs. But somebody will probably cancel.

      November 11, 2012

  • Denice L

    Ah! I forgot guys ! that day of the hike is going to be very special for me ;is de day before my birthday ! I'm so happy I'm going !

    November 10, 2012

    • Aaron

      Awesome. It should be a great time!

      November 11, 2012

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