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Pyramid Hot Spring is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wofford Heights, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.1 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Out & Back

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Parking is available at an unmarked pullout, the hot spring is on the opposite side of the river from there. Walk down to the river and try to find a place to cross. USE CAUTION when crossing, as water levels vary. There are other hot springs in the area worth checking out, and the pools at this spring may be underwater at certain times of year, so do not attempt to cross if you are not confident that you can do so safely. The spring is under a cube shaped rock and about 102 degrees. While this spring is very close to the highway, the boulder that sits in the river beside the spring will shield you from noise. Park at the unmarked turnout, after keeping your eyes open for a large diamond-shaped boulder at the turnout's eastern end, and look out at the river. Just downriver you will see a large boulder jutting out of the river with two lower boulders exposed above the water's surface. If these smaller boulders are not visible, the river level will be is high for the hot pool to be soakable. This is best visited during the dry summer months.

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Ronald Long
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Don’t cross. People drown every year in this portion of the river

Edward V.
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Firstly, it took me a few trips to the Sequoias to locate this spring but it is in fact there and the directions on here are accurate. If you’re coming from Bakersfield the pullout is to the left and so is the river. You might not be able to see the Pyramid rock which is actually on the pullout, unless you’re heading back the 178 (just the angle of the rock). There is about a less than mile hike down from the pullout. There is a trail sign that says “day use.” Look for the cube rock which is really literally a cube boulder. Once you spot it you will have to cross the river. The current was flowing but not difficult for the average fit swimmer, with the deepest parts being about 8 feet. As for the spring, its more earthly as its only contained by boulders. The bottom of the tub is really soft mud, reminds me of something people would use as face masks. The water from the spring it self is on the warmer side, like a hot bath. Would be nice at night if you dont mind the swim. Its quite secluded from the road above since it has a giant boulder covering you from the main road. There is also a lot of greenery that cradles the springs. Its almost like a little spa hideaway. Went during the sunset which literally made every view so serene, right out of an autumn painting. Highly recommend to the hot spring chasers.

Eshed B
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Haven't been there BUT: Between the fact that it's right on a very cold river, to the lack of photo of the actual hot springs to a few people who say they couldn't find it - I don't think there's an actual hot anything to be found here...

Prilasol G
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Went there last week and was unable to locate it due to my uncertainty of my footing. Though the river is low, it is still very dangerous.

Joseph Kroll
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Lol so I went late may and it was flooded. Couldnt reach them. Me and my friends wandered the entire side of the mountain looking for them for a couple hours. That was pretty fun but sadly no hotsprings

Krista Burr
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I'm not sure if it's because the water is up so high but you can only walk maybe 200ft then the real runs into a big boulder.

Joseph Kroll
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Didn't go to far down the trail. Beautiful view and the hot springs are nice. The water is moderate temperature but feels pretty great after hopping in the river during winter lol

Mark Hokit
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