Relax at Keyhole Hot Springs
Canada › Keyhole Hot Springs Trail
Added by kelly marchant
- Less than 3-mile hike one-way
- Amazing views during the drive and the hike
- Enjoy your time at the hot springs - try to get there early to avoid crowds
- Duration: A few hours
We woke up and decided we wanted to sit in some hot springs! Packed a bag with water and beer and started driving. Hiked down, enjoyed a beer, partook in the hot spring vibes and took a skinny dip, shared some conversations with other free spirits doing the same :). Make sure not to get drunk! The hike out would be brutal :)
To get to the hot springs, it's approximately 2-3 miles down a forest bank to the river. Intermediate is what I would rate it. Points in the trail are steep, individuals have hung ropes to balance yourself and make the trek down repelling yourself a bit easier.
The views alone are worth the drive and hike down! The tubs are small so I imagine they'd become crowded on an unlucky day. Get there early enough and you'd most likely dodge the crowds. Go on a rainy day and it would probably be even better. Every stumble you or a friend take hiking down, every bruise or scrape you come out with, laying back in a hot springs and listening to the rapids beside you in the solitude of the forest- all made it amazing.
Once you're all done, head back to Whistler, where bars and restaurants are unlimited. Garibaldi Lift Co sits below the bike park, enjoy a beer and watch the mountain bikers hit some jumps!
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- Shoes are a must hiking in!
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Hot Springs Are Closed Indefinitely
This is a high traffic area, but well worth it if you can make a trip out in the mid-week. NOTICE: From RECREATION SITES AND TRAILS BC https://www.facebook.com/BCRecSitesandTrails/?fref=nf PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE-The Pebble Creek Hotsprings Trail, also known as the Keyhole Falls Hotsprings Trail, located at 42 km on the Upper Lillooet Forest Service Road, has been CLOSED indefinitely due to the presence of numerous food conditioned black bears and grizzly bears in the area. Remember a fed bear is a dead bear, campers must secure their food and garbage so that wildlife cannot access it. PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: Pebble Creek/Keyhole Falls Hotsprings remains closed due to the presence of numerous food conditioned and aggressive bears. There has been a confirmed report that a sow black bear with four cubs has charged 2 people. This is a very dangerous situation and the bears in the area are acting aggressively. There is a high probability that continued use of the area will result in an attack. The public must respect this closure or we may be forced to destroy this bear.
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