Fifth Water Hot Springs - Backpack, Camp, Hike, Hot Springs, Mountain Bike, and Swim near Provo, Utah
Diamond Fork Road, Spanish Fork, Utah, USA,Provo,Utah
40.084457, -111.35525
19.0 miles SE of Provo, Utah
Address: Diamond Fork Road, Spanish Fork, Utah, USA
GPS: 40°5'4.0"N 111°21'18.9"W
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State: Utah
Trail Length: 5.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Beginner
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Restrooms Rivers Waterfalls Streams Trails Rocks Wildflowers Ponds Pet Friendly Motorized Use

Backpack, Camp, Hike, Hot Springs, Mountain Bike, and Swim

AKA Diamond Fork Hot Springs

A beautiful drive and a 2.5 mile hike along the river will end you at an amazing set of hot springs that's well worth the trip. There's a variety of man-modified rock pools of varying temperatures up to 108°. Watch out for snakes. Depending on when you go, there can be a lot.

There are multiple sets of pools. As soon as you come into view of the falls, you'll see a couple of pools that seem to be a little raised above the creek. There are several pools close to the waterfall, including some very shallow pools and some where it's easy to move the rocks around to form your own. If you continue beyond the waterfall, you'll find a couple of more secluded pools. Make sure to go behind the waterfall but be careful of some of the more slippery rocks.

There's no good place to change once you get to the springs so you may want to plan to hike in your swimwear. If you come on a sunny day, it's easy to dry off before walking back. If you're a tenderfoot, be sure to bring some sort of footwear for the water so you can go wherever you like.

Like most locations, the hot springs more popular on the weekends so plan accordingly.

Roundtrip: 5 miles

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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Be careful. Pay attention to posted signs and always test the waters before you get in. Some hot springs can get up to boiling temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the spring. Be respectful of other soakers and the hot spring. Don't hog the pool. Camp at least 200 yards away and keep fires in designated areas. Keep your pets out of the water and never pee in thermal feature. Glass bottles should never go near a hot spring.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Provo, Utah

  1. Head west on E Center St toward N University Ave (0.1 mi)
  2. Make a U-turn at 100 W (0.1 mi)
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto S University Ave (0.4 mi)
  4. Keep left to stay on S University Ave
    Pass by Sizzler (on the left in 0.8 mi)
    (1.1 mi)
  5. Merge onto I-15 S via the ramp to Las Vegas (5.5 mi)
  6. Take exit 257 B-A for US 6 E toward Price (0.8 mi)
  7. Continue onto US-6 E
    Pass by Culver's (on the right in 0.3 mi)
    (10.7 mi)
  8. Turn left onto Diamond Fork Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (9.8 mi)
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GPS is to the trailhead. From there, follow the trail west along Sixth Water Creek, then go right at Fifth Water Creek. It's about 2.5 miles each way and the trail is well marked, despite what the trailhead sign would have you believe.

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elico3000

6/20/17 2:05 pm 6/10/17
This was a pretty easy hike for the most part, although it does have a little bit of elevation, mostly just a couple of steep parts. My kids claim to have counted 11 snakes which seems about right. There really were a lot up there. I think only one that we saw was a rattlesnake and it was a ways off. Somebody told us to continue past the falls to the upper pools. It was nice up there and I'm glad we saw it but I wish we would have spent more time at the pools by the falls. The upper pools were a great soaking spot but there was a lot more of a playing area for the kids at the falls. We took turns going back behind the falls which was great.
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