Pine Burl Hot Springs

General Description: A short hike from Boiling Springs to a gem hiden away in the woods
General Location: West Central Idaho northeast of Crouch
Pool Type: Concrete and Stone
Pool Temps: Extremely Hot (106° - 110° F), Very Hot (104° - 106° F)
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Accessibility: Year round, but road may close due to winter snow
Restrictions: None
Elevation: 4200 feet.
Distance from road: 2.00 miles.
Map Reference: Boise National Forest Map, or Bull Creek Hot Springs ID USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

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The Hot Spring:

  Pine Burl Hot Spring is a small gem just up creek from Moondipper.  A beautifully constructed concrete and stone pool was built along Dash Creek that is a couple feet deep and perfect for two people.  The extremely hot source water collects in a pool adjacent to the soaking pool.  Two pipes control the temperature of the soaking pool, one from the hot spring source, and the other from the creek.  The flow of water is controlled with a sleeve that covers the holes in either pipe, so any temperature is attainable.  The pool can also be cleaned by pulling the plug at the downstream end of the pool and scrubbing the tub.

  The spring is named after a big burl on a pine tree nearby that is visible from the pool.  In the past there was a sand and gravel pool and a retaining wall on the downstream end with Pine Burl Hot Springs inscribed in it.  The inscription eroded away many years ago and now this wonderful little concrete and stone pool has replaced the sand and gravel pool.  The construction of this pool has enhanced the spring greatly making the water temperature easier to control and the pool easier to clean.  We hope that this pool will remain for a very long time and not be destroyed by the Forest Service like Rocky Canyon was in November 2009.

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To whomever took the time to

To whomever took the time to make this place what it is now, thank you! My husband and I backpacked here a couple weeks ago (09/2014) and it was the most wonderful and amazing experience. The hot springs was just amazing, clean and well built! We will treasure this place and the memories we made on our trip!

Sincerely,

Beth

Well back forever ago when I

Well back forever ago when I built this nobody ever went there. I do want to thank the folks who over the years have helped to maintain the location. I will ask that whomever the idiot was that burned the fire-ring logs pull thier heads out. I see by the description that they failed to mention the original marker stone that was on the side of the pool

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