Dirty Socks Hot Spring is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
This is very convenient place to stop and camp, but I couldn't bring myself to get in the water. It's scummy on top and not very warm. There's garbage all around, including a mattress and pile of human exciment. Eww factor aside, there's a few cement platforms which are great for car parking/camping. The birding is excellent, I saw raptors, terns, ducks, and some other fun little stuff. Coolest of all was the airforce doing fighter jet drills. Definitely bring your binoculars if you're going to stay here.
I stop here every now and then to see if it has improved. I wonder what this place was like when it was first built.
This one's a hard one to rate, the last time I was here it was the 70's and I'm in my teens and this place was a hot spot, pardon the pun. This pool is a large circular concrete pool that smells like it's name, Dirty Socks.Even though it smelled bad it was really comfortable after a long hike in the nearby Sierras. I noticed this property was up for sell a few years back but I do not know the status of the pool now.