Grover Hot Springs State Park is located four miles west of Markleeville on the east side of the Sierra, at the edge of the Great Basin Province, and is characterized by open pine forest, sagebrush and meadows. The 700-acre park lies in Hot Springs Valley at an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet, with mountains rising abruptly on three sides. Hawkins Peak, at 10,023 feet, is three miles northwest of the valley, and Markleeville Peak, 9,417 feet, lies four miles to the southwest. These bare granite peaks are best viewed from the Burnside Lake Trail, which begins at the extra- vehicle parking lot and ascends rapidly towards the west end of the valley. Ever since the mid-1850s, when journalists began putting their impressions of Grover Hot Springs into words, the descriptions have been generous.The area is one of alpine beauty with a large variety of plant and animal life. A full range of seasons and weather offer the visitor the opportunity to experience a variety of conditions, from major blizzards to dry scorchers, from warm clear nights to intense, blasting thunderstorms. Winds of great speeds are capable of whipping through the park causing damage during any month of the year. Pristine clear, warm days can be followed by cold stormy nights. Proper preparation for the full range of potential conditions can make a visit to the park not only safe and warm but also dry and comfortable. The park is open year-round. The park has a pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool hot springs, a campground, picnic area and hiking trails.

Not so much of a waterfall. Nice trail

Fun little easy hike... best to see the waterfall in spring to early summer I would presume.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great easy hike great for all skill levels the water fall is awesome as there are great places to sit and chill out. It's mostly shaded and level. Great hike,will keep returning. There is an 8 dollar parking fee which I didn't mind because it helps preserve the place. But that will get old if I keep going back there.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Tough climb at times, beautiful lake, fast descent. Few trucks going by, some campers at the lake. Pretty trail to the top with lots of green and several streams.

Good hike for beginners. Took my kids, my little chiweenie and my old blind dog and they did good. played in the water, but was really cold to stay in for too long.

Approximately 3 mile hike which we did with young kids. Flat most of the way, and actually pretty hot. There were three or four different creeks to cross on logs, but that was fun. We didn't get all the way to the lake but we appreciated the water falls. There were a fair number of people on the path, not surprisingly given the holiday weekend. We tried to go to the Grover Hot Springs afterward but the line to get in -- while short-- wasn't moving. Also, there didn't look to be any shade by the pool & springs, and we weren't up for sitting in the full sun. Perhaps we'll try the springs another time when it isn't so populated.

Perfect trail to hike with kids. Amazing waterfalls!

I wouldn't classify this as a hike. It's really more of a short stroll but in the end, you come up on a pretty cool waterfall. The only real sketchy part was climbing over the granite rocks to get to it but I found this to be fairly easy. I even saw little kids doing it on my way back. Highly recommend.

Ummmm Wow. Loved it. Especially loved that Parking and complete land/Trail Access was included with the price of our Dip in the Hot Spring Tub. Arrive early. Stay Late. Make it a full day trip. Pack a lunch and maybe dinner. I didn't wanna leave.