had a horrible time soaking in the hot springs for 8 hours. definitely wouldn’t go back
It seems the new rules that have designated Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead as "day-use only" aren't quite being listened to by some determined hot springs-loving campers. When I pulled up early on a Friday morning there were several established looking RVs in addition to campers and cars. That took up quite a bit of the parking lot, and what used to be camp sites have clearly been closed up nearby by the forest service.
That rule-breaking aside, the Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead is easy to reach and the hike, while steep, is fairly easy and definitely short. There are bathrooms both at the trailhead and along the way to the hot springs.
The hot springs themselves were clean and well-maintained and, while nudity is definitely on the menu, all of the other bathers were quiet courteous and respectful.