Explore the most popular hot springs trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I took my 4 children ages 5-13 to the springs last week (Jan 13, 2018). The trail was easy enough and the trailhead was super easy to find. When you get to the bottom of the trail to the river, cross and then turn left. The springs will be on the river bank. There are about 4-5 pools. It was a bit crowded but we went on a long weekend. The towns people are super friendly and you should stop off and eat in their cafes. Patronize their businesses.

Love the intensity of this hike

Trail can be difficult close to the river. The canyon is beautiful and hot springs are small but relaxing. Primitive camping at trail head.

This trail is closed indefinitely-lots of mudslide damage.

fantastic little hike especially if you don't mind getting a little wet. I'll definitely be back!

Do this hike!! Everyone goes to the boardwalk but this beats the boardwalk all day, definitely worth your time!

We arrived. Skinny-dippers all over left and right. After about 1hr of being there everyone left and we had all 3 ‘pools’ to ourselves. Once we had it to ourselves it was GREAT!

PROS:
Warm/hot water
Water is see-through to the bottom
Clean water cycles daily with the natural spring current
Good views on the way there
Good views once there
Great great great spot if you get it all to yourself
My belongings were respected
People were respectful
Easy/short hike down/up

CONS:
Visibly flowing dead skin
Skinny-dippers (may be present)
Groups of people hang out spot
People camping very nearby
Water smells like sulfur/egg (you get use to it quick)
Trash/man made stuff left behind
You may come across ‘sensitive’ people
For elders (The hike back up may be a little steep)

Too many people and too much trash. It's now more of a cesspool than a hot spring. Go if you don't mind sitting shoulder to shoulder with 7 other people. Including children who urinate in the water.

Very fun Trail. The canyons are beautiful. The hot springs felt very nice!

Like others have said...not recommended. It is a short hike to the hot springs but the water looks nasty. There was one person when I went to check out the area, he looked homeless and high on something.

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Did the hike as driving through. Quick easy turnoff. Nice rock formations.

It varies each season which I love.

walking
4 days ago

More of a stroll. Lovely pre soaking activity.

This is my favorite hike in the Las Vegas area. It starts off pretty easy, but after a short while you have to climb down some ropes to continue on and it progressively gets harder. It is really a beautiful hike. The hot springs are really nice and relaxing, but there's a lot of traffic through here so you'll be lucky if you can get into one.

Hiked a few miles but didn’t complete. Planning on overnight camping to Crescent Meadows.

A short yet somewhat difficult hike. This hike has the challenge of steep uphill portions with the reward of a beautiful outlook at the peak. The way down is very pleasant as you see new scenery which includes a winding path through the trees and running water. There is even a small pond that you can cliff-jump in to. The first time I hiked this trail I even saw a young bear! (Check it out in the gallery). This hike was a great experience all around. Those planning to come here should allow themselves ample time to take breaks and appreciate their surroundings.

awesome natural feature. right off the PCT. downhill going in and up hill going out.

We did it!! And it was even worth slipping and pulling a groin muscle. It took us 6 hours total from the closed gate to the hot springs and back. We spent about a half hour in the ‘hot tub’ and we had it all to ourselves. Nice because we had to strip naked to change back into our dry clothes. That’s because we headed up at 6 am. We saw about a hundred people on our way back. Now I’m going to go buy me some spikes/crampons. Someone on the trail said to us, pointing at his spikes, “best 15 I ever spent.” Thanks brah.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike with diverse terrain. Cool, moist canyon with open desert approach, rocks and mountain trails. Lands right on top of Agua Caliente. Big horn sheep are on the trail if you start early enough. Relatively easy to traverse.

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