Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail
The Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail is a 16.6 km out-and-back hiking route that climbs uphill through the canyon and passes through beautiful old-growth forests to arrive at several relaxing hot springs along the Kuskanax Creek. Hikers can expect a moderately difficult route with a decent elevation gain and good mix of terrain that includes forested trails and creek crossings. Remember to pack your swimwear to take full advantage of the restorative nature of the thermal pools after the first leg of the hike.
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Route Description for Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail
Hiking the Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail is a fun but lengthy route that will leave your legs a bit tired and in need of a good soak, which is fortunate because the relaxing hot springs will be waiting for you at the terminus of your hike. Setting out from the parking area, the trail sets off into the dense tree cover and passes through beautiful stretches of moss-covered old-growth forest. As you climb your way through the canyon, you will eventually reach a junction marking the end of the trail. Those hikers looking to make their way to the hot springs will need to head left to cross over a wooden bridge that spans Kuskanax Creek and provides a charming view over its rushing water. If you aren’t interested in a relaxing soak in the thermal pools, head back down the same trail to return to your vehicle.
Getting to the Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail Trailhead
To reach the Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Hot Springs Trail from Nakusp, drive south on BC-6 for 1.3 km and turn left onto Alexander Road. Continue on for 2.4 km and turn right onto the forest service road. After 1.6 km, you will arrive at the parking area.
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