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Deep Creek Hot Springs Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hesperia, California that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 921 ft Route type Out & Back

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Hot springs

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NOTE: Using the "Directions" button on this trail may direct you to a different location on your GPS. Please note the trailhead on this map. This is a short hike to natural hot springs within the San Bernardino National Forest of Southern California. This is a day-use area only and no overnight camping is permitted. You can enter the trail from Bowen Ranch Road, where you will pay a $10 per person entrance fee (not per vehicle) at the entrance to the parking area. If you do not have a 4x4 vehicle, consider a different route. The dirt road is very bumpy and rocky. From the trailhead, it is an easy 2 mile hike downhill to the Mojave River and the adjacent hot springs. The descent is a steep hill and can be sandy in areas. Once at the hot springs, there are several pools to choose from. The Pacific Crest Trail can be accessed from the hot springs. With warm temperatures in a high desert area, sunscreen and plenty of water are necessary for your hike. There is a natural drinking water source located behind the hot pools which drains out of a copper pipe which can be used for refills. The hike back out of deep creek canyon to the parking lot is all uphill and can be very steep at times. At the springs, clothing is optional, so if nudity offends you you may want to choose another hike. This hike is kids friendly, but again, there is nudity at the pools that may influence your decision to bring kids.

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West Mac
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HikingNo shadePrivate property

Hike down to springs through Bowden Ranch is a breeze! However, the hike back is definitely a challenge even for seasoned hikers. Bring plenty of water (gal/person), and don’t where your self out swimming down at the creek! Take it slow and pick a cooler part of the day. It is only ~45-60 min hike back if you keep a steady pace, but it definitely can burn some calories! Have fun be safe!

Jim Holder
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HikingFeeGreat!No shade
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Rae Delosreyes
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HikingNo shadePrivate propertyScramble

Make sure to bring plenty of water!! Do not underestimate this seemingly short hike - the steep incline on the way back is what makes it hard. Use the blue dots marked along rocks on the trail to make sure you don’t get lost. The hot springs is definitely worth it. Plan accordingly.

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john clements
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Hiking

Place is trashed, people are trashy and unsafe

Perla Morales
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HikingFeeNo shadePrivate propertyRocky

This place is amazing a bit of a tough hike if you have kids with you , but so worth it. Also this place is never closed . The lady at the gate where you have to pay( btw is 5 dollars per person ) is super nice and sells tie dye clothes . And please pick up your trash you can ask for a trash bag at the gate the lady will give you one .

Amelia J.
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HikingFeeNo shadePrivate propertyRocky

I used Bowen ranch all the way to the shack. Paid 5 bucks per person not bad. Follow the map that is provided. I am not a good map reader. A very cleaver person mark the rocks color blue and we followed them. Took us all the way to the hot springs so glad didn’t got lost. Since we like to hike to a new hike every time. But considering going back soon. Please nature lovers don’t leave thrash . I pack my all the way back.a bag is provided at the shack.

Sirena Del Desierto
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Hiking

Absolutely wonderful!! My husband and I enjoyed a lot, we didn’t care much about those naked people, the river is big and there is plenty of space for everyone. Please make sure not to leave anything behind

Raysa Machado
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HikingNo shadePrivate property

Great Trail! The hot springs are magic. Make sure your car is just in a good shape as your legs. The way back it's a great workout.

Matt Harper
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Hiking

The "new" parking area is open. To get there, drive .5 miles past the old entrance and go through the gate. It is $10 per person. The older place (Bowen Ranch) dropped it's price to $5 per person. The new place has a bathroom, is fenced in, and has closer parking. It is much harder to get lost at the new place. The new guy seemed very nice and friendly. The older place tell you that you have to be out by 6 PM, even though sunset is at 8 pm. We left after 8 pm at the new place with no issues.

Stacie Clenet
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Hiking

Really littered with trash and graffiti. It made me sad after being in some gorgeous places near the hot springs. Can be crowded and loud. If you’re looking for a quiet time away in nature, choose another trail.

Jared Cordes
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Timothy Hoang
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Hiking

The location provided on this app is the correct place to park. Here are a couple of tips: - you will have to drive on a dirt path; it felt like my poor Honda Civic was going to die lol. The dirt road is also pretty narrow. - there’s been an update to the trail where you have to go around some fences, listen carefully to those instructions when you pay for parking - the beginning of the trailhead has a landmark: a boat and a bath tub. Find that!!! - follow the trail downhill from the boat/bath tub. There will be a ~6 feet wide trail. There are “trails” that are about 1 food wide: those are actually for bikers. Don’t go on them. - finding the hot springs can be pretty hard. When you go downhill, you reach a fork in the trail: go right. Then, after a little while, you’ll come across a 4-way intersections go straight.

Gary Perez
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I usually hike this on a weekday, less people. the hike to the creek is all down hill...the hike back is all up hill lol. got naked at the springs and soaked my troubles away. I like to come her when im stressed out and let go of everything

Ben Cruz
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

I went to the hot springs today with friends and family it was hard super hilly and sandy and theirs to many people at the springs

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