Hot Creek is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fly fishing, and cross country skiing and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 0 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing




hot springs


3 days ago

Really beautiful ! You can park in one of the lots & hike down. Cruise up & down the creek. If you walk the entire length there will be 3 spots where you have to climb a little but it’s not too bad. Lots of fly fisherman. Great spot for the doggies - just watch out for the parts of the creek that are super hot !

11 months ago

My first hot springs. Amazed it was a Turquoise color. You can smell a slight sulfur smell. The trail ran parallel to the creek which was running fast from the snow melt. What a beautiful day.

Sat May 25 2019

Very beautiful place to visit outside of mammoth. Very easy to access I have a honda civic and it makes it with no problem the dirt road is super mellow. you're technically not allowed to get close to the water but no one listens. use your best judgement and don't be an idiot.

Sat Apr 13 2019

The first mile up was a lot ;) then it was easy and beautiful at lake Sabrina

Sat Mar 10 2018

Nothing to see but the view from the parking lot. You can’t get within 30feet of the creek. Bring your long camera lense.

ohv/off road driving
Fri Sep 15 2017

Great view from the geological area. Would recommend for astrophotographers!

Wed Sep 14 2016

Easy enough hike. Stay out of scalding hot water... People we know went up after we told them about this place and ended up with third degree burns after falling in. Beautiful place!

Fri Jul 22 2016

Easiest hike ever! Short and sweet.

cross country skiing
Tue Sep 22 2015

First time seeing hot springs very cool road a little rough on my rental

8 months ago

Mon Feb 11 2019

Sun Jun 04 2017