This is a spot for traditionalists – a lakeside view, a sulfuric smell in the air, and solitude.

This 100-120 degree pool is located along the south shore of the lake, with great views of the water. It's not likely to be crowded, although it does have a strong sulfur smell.

Photo Credit: Rhiannon Boyle

Pack List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 0.6 Miles
Activities Chillin, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Hot Springs
Lake
Romantic
Scenic

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