Deep Creek Hot Springs, San Bernardino

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Deep Creek Hot Springs, DCHS, are natural hot springs located in the northern Mojave Desert section of the San Bernardino National Forest, near Hesperia in San Bernardino County, Southern California.GeographyThe springs are in the rain shadowed desert foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains on the Deep Creek fork of the Mojave River. They are in a large bouldered riparian zone, surrounded by a rich habitat ecotone of the xeric shrublands—desert chaparral, montane chaparral and woodlands, and conifer forest plant communities.The Southwestern Arroyo Toad—Bufo californicus, an endangered species, lives along Deep Creek.RecreationDeep Creek Hot Springs, being located next to Deep Creek, provides both hot and cold water locations for clothing optional bathing. The site is managed by the San Bernardino National Forest. Water from the creek or pools is not advised for consumption without treatment or filtering, and bringing sufficient drinking water is advised. Freedom Trail reaches Deep Creek Hot Springs, and The Pacific Crest Trail along the creek crosses the area.
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  • I'm not gonna lie, but the gravel road is pretty rough, even for my truck.......but worth it if you enjoy geothermal hot springs or just curious like I was. The springs are in ,and next to Hot Creek, ...  more »
  • This place on our list of to do... glad it's done and off my bucket list. About 5 mile round trip hike. Going down very steep and at some points dangerous trail. Oh and we parked at Bowen ranch. At 60...  more »
  • My fiancé and I went there with a little trepidation after reading the reviews. The drive in along the dirt road was bumpy. We only had a Sudan but we made by going slow. The guy at the ranch was a fe...  more »
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  • It's a great place to go hiking. Probably not for the first timer. It's a bit steep and the climb out can be taxing if you're not up to it. It is a little less than a thousand feet down to the creek over a two and a half mile trail. Also be prepared to see nude hikers in the parking lot and on the trails.
  • The one star is for the rude and patronizing parking attendant who kept making remarks towards us about getting lost and needing to call search and rescue. Plus, how is it legal to charge for parking to access public land? $5 per person for the day and $10 per person at night? Capitalizing at it's finest. Beautiful area, though. That I do recommend. Just be safe.
  • THIS is a getaway. Long hike but worth it all! Spent the night here. Temp dropped to 35° in November but the hot spring pools were a perfect hot tub temperature. Amazing time.
  • Best experience of my life, many nudists (which was pretty cool) and friendly people, everybody has good vibes it's an awesome.e place to go explore
  • Cancel your plans to visit this location if you are not planning on going on a 7 mile hike around mikes house. Which I did because I love the hot rings but here is a man who stands on the road and charges you 5 dollars to enter but always jokes about returning to flat tiers if he wants to push your buttons. So after some encounters with him I learned that this is not a joke and the police absolutely don't care that my car tiers are truly slashed and it is clear that mike did this. I will try to see this to court but you have been warned and if this happened to you please message me.
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