Agua Caliente Hot Spring is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from September until April.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Out & Back




hot springs

wild flowers

no dogs

no shade
3 months ago

Thu Nov 15 2018

A few things need clarification in the description. Firstly, although it is near Julian, it is not at all like Julian. If you want that mountainous forest feeling, you will not get that. In fact, it's in a desert. Secondly, the hike does not end at the spring, it starts at the spring, which makes it far easier to get there, and therefore more heavily trafficked at the spring itself. The hike itself is kind of dull and not super rewarding. Thirdly, there is a pay toll (3$ per person when I went). Fourthly, the hot spring is NOT a natural one. Rather, the "spring" is naturally heated and pumped from the ground into a man-made pool inside of a building. It was a kind of disappointing trip to me. Definitely cool enough to stop by on your way to something greater, but otherwise, I would never plan to go there again, which is what I sorely wanted.

Tue May 30 2017

I believe they call this trail Marsh Trail Wash now. Nice leveled trail that ends up in a bunch of Palm trees and dried up pond.

nature trips
Sun Oct 09 2011

Cool place to to relax in natural mineral water. Glass dome over nice pool. Pool water is clorinated, but there is mineral shower water thats not clorinated.Nice modern camping area.

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Fri Nov 24 2017