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Official Guidebook

Welcome to a new style of adventure: Thru-Soaking! This multi-sport adventure route extends for 2,421 miles and connects some of the best wild and resort hot springs in the US. Visit rugged mountaintops and friendly Farmer's Markets while following a continuous stream of hiking trails, backcountry roads, and on >

  • The Definitive Guide to the HST

  • National Geographic Topo Maps

  • Firsthand Details from Previous Hikers

  • Water & Resupply Info

"With your flawless directions we had the best hot spring experience on trail."  Greg "Nothing Yet" Collier

Section Guidebooks for The Hot Springs Trail

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The Coast Connect Trail

Beginning from the Pacific Ocean, the CCT is diverse and despite its proximity to LA can be devoid of people. After leaving Santa Barbara, you'll climb rugged mountain ranges, descend narrow canyons, and soak on >

  • Begins on the Beach

  • Stellar Ocean Views

  • Excellent Camping

  • Health Food Stores

"The scenery itself here has really blown me away. It's been a landscape that I didn't realize was here. It was pretty stunning. It was really cool."  Footsteps of Freedom

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High Sierra Hot Springs

The HSHST is a breathtaking journey across an alpine region known as the High Sierra. Along the way, you'll visit both wild and resort hot springs. To hike this trail is to walk in the footprints of John Muir on >

  • Roam the Hinterlands

  • Climb to High Passes

  • Escape the Crowds

  • Soak on a Cliff

"The HSHST is a great challenge with huge rewards. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has at least one 100-mile thru-hike under their belt and is decent with navigation."  Drew 'Dreams' Reams

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The Nevada Trail

The Nevada Trail is comprised of backcountry roads, open playas, and trail-less ridgelines, plus 2 National Recreation Trails. With casinos, historic sites, and wild hot springs between them, there's never a dull on >

  • Hike with Wild Horses

  • Soar above the Desert

  • Find Relics & Gems

  • Trail-less Options & Bypasses

"I love Nevada. It's a unique, interesting and difficult walk. It's very desolate at times so it's not like I'd want to hike this year after year, but it's really neat to do at least once."  Buck-30

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The Idaho Soaktennial Trail

The Idaho Soaktennial Trail is a soaker's dream route. Soak in everything, from cold rivers and cool lakes to warm springs and hot waterfalls. Eat wild huckleberries while loosely following the Idaho Centennial on >

  • Travel from Desert to Rainforest

  • Forage for Bonus Snacks

  • Bikepacking & Pack-Rafting Options

  • Big Game Wildlife Encounters

"Zoner's route through Idaho takes you from hot springs to homesteads in some of America's largest wilderness areas. If you're looking for big country and no crowds, this might be the hike for you."  Clay Jacobson -

Sample Pages from the Guidebooks

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The Hot Springs National Scenic Trail Proposal

On The Nevada Trail by Bernie Krauss
The Hot Springs Trail, by Aria Zoner


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