The Wall Creek warm spring, with its blue mineral waters and bubbling sulfur gas from the Cascades underworld is beautifully nestled amidst maple leaves, dense forest and the rush of a soothing mountain stream.

Aptly called the “Meditation Pool”, what it lacks with its lukewarm temperatures of 96F, it more than makes up for in the shear beauty of its stream-side, old-growth surroundings of Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, Broadleaf Maple and Western Hemlock. But hey, if it was 103F it would be overrun and trashed; this way we get to see and imagine what Oregon’s hot springs used to look like before the crush.

The Meditation Pool sits at an elevation of 2200 feet in the heart of the Willamette National Forest and is accessed from forest road No.1934 by way of Salmon Creek Road out of Oakridge.