Leaving the parking area you head pretty much East and begin a short steep climb up the only elevation gain for this trail.
Here you are going through a recently logged area, climbing up towards a landing.
As you complete the slight climb you kind of turn to your right and here the trail goes off to your left along an old overgrown logging road. You follow this for the rest of your journey. It is a pleasant but dull walk through second growth forest .
Unfortunately you are not treated to any views but I am sure you will agree the walk is well worth it when you see the tubs.
When you arrive you will notice there are three different tubs nestled on the side of a rather steep mountain! The area encompasses a diameter of roughly 16 meters and then there is a tub on a seperate tier slightly elevated above the other two.
There is a make shift shelter which is basically a floor with open walls and a roof, however a great spot two pitch a small tent.
There are also about three other good spots for small to medium tents.
This is privately owned land and the tubs have been here for well over ten years, LOTS of hard work went into the building and maintaining of these babies, so PPLLEEEZZ respect the area and keep it clean do not tear down the forest or have big fires!
Leave Nakusp heading North on highway #6, travel about twenty minutes roughly 25 KM and you can pull off the road to park just before the bridge crossing St leon Creek. See attached GPS data/Google Earth.
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Posted By: bswanson
- Sun May 30 22:45:33 EDT 2010
UpsideGreat site, we camped a night there and had a blast. The upper tub is smaller but much warmer than the main peanut shaped pool.
DownsideThere were a bunch of bottles there when we got there.. but we took them out with us when we left.
CommentThere are apparently a few routes to get there, when the trail splits off after only about 2 km if you take the fork upwards you will end up having to hike down a smaller more hidden trail, however if you take the lower fork it's a bit of a more open trail.