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My boyfriend and I did this hike at the wrong time. We're both athletic and still had a very difficult time getting to Willet. Heat was in the high 90's to low 100's and the trail has no shade whatsoever! Be wary of summertime here, in the later months I could see the watering holes possibly drying up which would make the hike lethal. We camped out at Bear Creek (4 miles in) and had it all to ourselves. Then the next day hiked to Willet and back to camp. I was extremely disappointed in the amount of trash we saw along the trail. I tried to pick up as much as I could but couldn't carry much for weight purposes. PLEASE PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT!

10 days ago

Dead dog found on trail eaten by mountain lions. If anyone is missing a dog, please call 1-800-stick to Runyon

10 days ago

11 days ago

This was my first time out at Willet Springs. We took off at around 10:30am and arrived at Willett Springs around 2pm. On our way we passed a couple of cool spots along Sespe Creek. There is one campground about 7 miles in that looked like it would have been a cool spot to camp. We went all the way to Willett Springs and after setting up we hiked up to check out the hot spring. I don't know if we were at the right spot or if there are other hot springs near by but the hot spring is routed into a big metal tub. We tried it out but wasn't what I expected. We took off early the next morning and the hike back wasn't as bad. I definitely recommend going early in the day to avoid the heat.

15 days ago

Short gorgeous hike! Bring bug spray covered in mosquitos!

16 days ago

mountain biking
16 days ago

Not really suitable for Mountain Bike. There is a Large rock slide.
That said you can carry your bike up a 10ft Rock Wall?

Absolutely LOVED this trail!!!!! Saw only one other person on the hike. Amazing views where ever you are. The signs are just a bit confusing but its a loop you will get to the end eventually haha... definitely will go back.

17 days ago

19 days ago

great walking trail with view of the valley

Nice hike. Went over Memorial Weekend. Only reason I'm giving this 2-stars is to bring attention to the numerous people we witnessed carrying rolls of TP to do their business and not packing it out (or even attempting to bury it) as clearly evidenced by the amount of TP littering the grounds behind Bear Creek Campground.

Not a trail to do in the afternoon heat. would like to come back in winter or early morning. There are some views and ample parking. Not a heavily trafficked hike. Nice for peace and tranquility. Downside is all the vegetation overgrowth, which poses a threat for ticks.