The hot springs are the heartbeats of the region, but the veins? Those are the trails that wind through the verdant forests, offering glimpses of nature’s beauty at every turn.
Solace Springs Trail
A moderate, 4-mile round trip that brings hikers closer to some secluded hot springs. The trail features gentle ascents, making it suitable for beginners and families.
Pine Whisper Loop
At 6 miles, this trail offers a bit more challenge, meandering through dense woods before culminating at an overlook with views of both a pristine hot spring and the surrounding mountains.
Mystic Mountain Path
For seasoned hikers, this 10-mile trail provides a rugged adventure. Winding its way up the flanks of nearby peaks, it rewards with panoramic views and hidden thermal pools tucked amidst the boulders.
There’s something about enjoying a meal with nature as your backdrop that makes the food taste richer and the moments more memorable.
Just a short walk from some of the main springs, this open grassland, fringed by tall pines, offers families a picturesque spot to spread out their picnic baskets. The gentle babble of a nearby stream provides the perfect ambient sound.
Venture a bit deeper into the woods and discover a clearing where the tree canopy opens up just enough for sun-dappled light. It’s a serene spot, perfect for a quiet family lunch.
Every family member, be it the curious child or the adventurous teen, will find something to pique their interest.
The streams around the area are teeming with freshwater fish. With proper permits, families can enjoy a day of fishing, perhaps even grilling their catch by evening!
Equipped with a pair of binoculars, families can spot various bird species. The region, with its diverse habitats, is a haven for both resident and migratory birds.
Guided Nature Walks
Local guides often offer tours that not only introduce families to the flora and fauna but also share intriguing tales of the region—perfect for both learning and adventuring.