Charity Valley to Host Springs Valley

MODERATE 1 reviews

Charity Valley to Host Springs Valley is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.8 miles
2621 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



hot springs


wild flowers


over grown

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.

9 months ago

I did this last year from the Blue Lakes Road Trailhead. It is beautiful and looks like Yosemite. It is almost all down hill - with switchbacks. My over 65 knees welcomed the hot springs when finished but it was well worth it. May still have some damage from heavy winter in early July 17