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Pretty hike! The directions take you all the way to parking and the entrance gate. You will pass two tunnels and shortly after reach a dead end. Kind of creepy! Easy hike!

nice hike with portable restroom in parking lot

We’ve seen a bear. We turned around because we’ve been only 2 people and wanted to be save. As far as we got it was nice.

Super easy. Mostly a fireroad hike.

It’s a beautiful walk

hiking
11 days ago

Good hike, not too hard. Had a few clearings to sit and rest on the way. There was a makeshift campsite at the bottom that made for a
good snack stop before heading back up the canyon. I liked it because it was (for the most part) downhill in and uphill on the way out. Meaning that you’re forced to get your workout on your way out once you’ve cruised in.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful and relatively easy hike! Safe to hike by yourself, but I still tried to walk with a couple on the trail since there was a lot of bear poop along the trail! Didn’t see any bears or mountain lions, but only spectacular Mountain View’s. Super fun hike and well worth it! I did the trip in about 3 hours round trip. I took my time at the top and even explore the inside of the mine. Highly recommend.

11/6/18 Drove to the trail head in a Ford Focus st. Take your time and a small vehicle does just fine with no scraping what so ever. Beautiful views at the hot spring but be advised there will be nudists at certain points. The hike out is all up hill making it more challenging on the way back. Pretty decent work out. I will return to hike again.

hiking
15 days ago

Super cool! Mine was closed when we got there, but the entire view was amazing.

Such a cool piece of history.

you can't really go up the trail with the regular car at least not with a 4 by 4. I recommend you come with either a dune buggy or a 4 by 4 truck.

Moderate 4-mile hike with amazing views at the top!

hiking
20 days ago

Convenient trail for people who don’t wanna drive to the boonies to hike and a good workout. The trail have distance markers which makes it an excellent place for timed training

Amazing Hiking Trail !

get way together back in shape

Some part of the trail is closed due to fire. But it is still nice. Trial is not easy for small dogs, lot of rocks. However, it is still nice. You can hear water fall while hiking which makes this trial wonderful.

The mines are what makes this trail worth it

It’s a good Hike it’s not for beginners or older dogs. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
28 days ago

This was a rather easy hike, but was very beautiful! It took me about an hour and a half there and back but I spent a while at the mine. I didn’t go inside but sat there and enjoyed the view. I also took my 40lb bully and he was fine the whole way. Didn’t seem tired at any point through the hike. They do charge for parking so make sure to buy a pass. I made the mistake of not buying a pass and received a ticket, however the fee was only what the pass would’ve cost ($5).

Free parking, come early and stay in lot. Hike up to falls and loop is pretty exposed, but rewarded with trees at first sight of water. Fun exploring up the creeks to falls.

Super beautiful place, there is plenty of water running in the stream along the side of the canyon wall. Went with the dogs and they had a blast too.

This place has marked my first trail I found and used using AllTrails. It has so much history around it and the memories I made hiking around this area will stick with me forever. Me and a friend came here at such a perfect moment where it was chilly but not too unbearable to climb around the beautiful scenery. If you plan on coming here when it's cold, would highly recommend what I did and bring a thermo of hot tea or coco. <3

Saw a creepy circle with a star in it looked like made with salt as you entered the first tunnel. Found a cool picnic spot with lots of shade on the left. There is what looks like a trail going somewhere off when u follow it there’s lots of trees and shade. See my recordings for exact trail for that. Basic fire road trail not much exploration or adventure in comparison to bridge to nowhere.
*bridge to nowhere go-ers* kinda cool to look at the hike from so high. Wish there would have been a secret connecting trail but there wasn’t.

bonus at the top of hike....

well maintained trail with amenities along the hike fire road stroller family friendly dog on leash. Moderate elevation gain great workout.
Plenty parking $7 wknds $5 wkdays on location kiosk. Lots Panoramic Vistas of IE. Plenty of sitting benches along trail. Enjoyed the trail

We weren’t expecting nudists at the hot spring but the trail was fun, challenging and had spectacular views.

1st of all there's a gate that's locked. Once you find a way around you will need a vehicle with high-clearance to reach the top. Nobody said that in these comments so unless you want to waste time & money to go out and discover this disappointment like we did then listen up. Booo!

If you're going to do this hike, do it from Bradford Ridge. We did the Bradford Ridge side in July and it was much more enjoyable. Less people, more difficult (we like the challenge) and you don't have to deal with the gate guard. We are very respectful people and the gate guard was just rude. We were only going down for a couple hours and they made us take our wine bottle out of our packed cooler and put our firewood on the side and proceeded to tell us "we shouldn't even be open because people break rules all of the time." We weren't camping down there nor were we going to drink. We had brought my boyfriend's parents with us. It was just an annoying 20 minutes of telling us about stuff we didn't care to know about and the way the talked to us was condescending. I absolutely LOVE Deep Creek Hot Springs but will, for now on, do it from Bradford Ridge if I make my way back there someday.

tips:
If you do take this side, be short and sweet with the gate guard to avoid a long schpeil.
If you have firewood in your car (and aren't using it down by the creek...not allowed anyways) and don't feel like unloading all of it...put it under a blanket or hide it.
Also, if you have a bottle of wine under 10 pounds of ice, water and food and don't plan to drink it, don't tell them you have it because they'll make you dig through the big ass cooler to put it on the side of the road.

I am not typically a complainer but figured others needed to hear for themselves. I've read the reviews before going and prepared to be as nice/professional/respectful as possible. They're just annoying old crotchity folk.

Oct. 2018: Great trail. if you are a beginner beware and give yourself at least 2 hrs. There is a fee of $5-7 Dollars. If you are not out of the parking lot by 6 p.m you will get a parking ticket. If you get locked in the parking lot be prepared to pay a fine. I remember when it was a free trail and you didn't have to worry much about fees, tickets or fines. But it's a great trail. Recently went on a hike and came across a few turantulas, squirrels and baby deer. They are harmless if you keep to yourself and treck on. You will also frequent a lot of older people who ride up and down the mountain like no one's business. They may either make you feel like wuses or inspire you to treck harder...none the less they are always nice and they always say hello. In the end, it's worth it once you complete it. Welp, I'll leave you to it! peace

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