Mono Hot Springs is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mono Hot Springs, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



hot springs



11 months ago

Tue Oct 30 2018

Not really a “hike” or a “trail” as it is an area. There are several hot springs with manmade bathtubs in the ground. They are pretty dingy but warm. We did not have a chance to go in the warmest “Old Pedro” but went in the one up on the hill. Would love to go swimming in the pools below some time. They are clear and beautiful! Edit: came back a few weeks later after hiking the nearby Tule lake trail and got in “Old Pedro” and it was nice. The surrounding air was cold as it was November but in the hot spring we were sweating.

Sun Sep 02 2018

Loved checking out the hot springs! Several little springs and pools to check out. Definitely coming back!

Fri Jun 22 2018

Amazing little piece of heaven on earth. My first time here and I was in awe the whole ride up. The wildflowers are in bloom and a glorious delight. Going back with family in a few days because they have to see this! I drove up late so didn’t have a chance to enjoy the hot tubs but the drive was worth it. Looking forward to hiking to Doris Lake next visit and spending the day there.

Tue Mar 20 2018

I used to come here every summer with my friend’s family. It’s such a wonderful escape from the world, beginning with that epic drive! I posted a picture of the view from the road in on this trail page. If you are afraid of heights, you will be anxious! This place is absolutely magical and special. This loop hits most of the main springs. This place is a mix of natural mud bottom pools, outdoor stone tubs with natural water pipes in, and then of course if you are splurging there is the spa in the campgrounds. However, there is no getting closer to the great mother than a nighttime dip in hot water under the stars. This place also has great access points into the John Muir Wilderness. Way better than the touristy Yosemite. Best place in the sierras, hands down.

Thu Mar 08 2018

LOVE THIS PLACE!! Such a cool drive to get their too! Since moving to California two years ago, this area is by far my most favorite. So serene and peaceful.

Sat Jul 22 2017

Somewhat meandering trail through hot springs of various temps. Access to river for a quick dip (cold!!!). Road into Mono hot springs is indeed scenic...and slow and nerve-wracking so beware.

Wed May 21 2014

Great place, the road to get there is scenic but shouldn't be done in a car with low clearance. yo can stay in the cabins or in the campgrounds. You can also stay a quick drive away at Vermilion resort which isn't as rustic and more modern, depends on your preference. Plenty of places to hike and off-road. The river is full of fish and places to swim. The staff there is extremely nice and my family has made many trips to Mono.

6 days ago

11 months ago

Sun Jul 30 2017