Charity Valley to Host Springs Valley is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Riverkern, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Succulent green meadows rifle with wildflowers, brilliant autumnal displays of yellow leaves, dark red-hued mountains patched with white snow, and typically blue skies provide the Carson River drainage with some of the Sierra's most colorful hikes. This hike drops from subalpine meadow to a sheltered , forested valley, where you can take a dip in the hot springs. Campfire permit required for stove or fire. Grover Hot Springs State Park charges a fee to use the hot springs pools. NOTE: This hike requires a car shuttle if you choose to do the hike as a point-to-point.