Deep Creek Hot Springs
Deep Creek Hot Springs
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Journey246916
Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The hike to the springs were super downhill and dangerous if you fall because there is no protection on the sides of the trail. The hike to the springs did not take that long since it was downhill, but it was tiring. Once you get to the hot springs, you see naked people, couples making out, and dirty warmish water. In the hot springs mirky water, there is tadpoles and other creatures above the water. There is some benches and a swing there. If you climb some rocks, there is really hot -hot springs. They are very clear and since it's so hot nobody is in there. There is another spring behind the really hot one that is less hot so it's very nice. Those springs are beautiful but idk about the other one. The hike to the parking lot was very hard. BRING WATER if you go during the really hot summer months because you will need it for the hike!
Written 11 April 2023
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Janice P
Yucaipa, CA81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My friends and I hiked into this canyon about 8 years ago. We brought our own food and water. We traveled thru the dirt road to the parking lot. At that time, there was no charge to get in, nor a charge for parking.

Once there, there was swimming available. People weren't all that friendly, but the 3 of us enjoyed our time nonetheless. Some people were nude, but there was no outlandish behavior.

Hiking out was uphill, so if you come here plan for that, so you don't get caught in the dark. I recommend the hike... it's moderate going down. Semi- strenuous coming out.
I'd never do it again, as I'm older now and not in such good shape.
Written 10 April 2022
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MrandMrsTravel
San Diego, CA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Our first visit to Deep Creek Hot Springs. We accessed the trail through Bowen Ranch Road, paid $5/pp, and received a map. The gentlemen who collected our cash was friendly and insightful. We began our hike down at around 1:30pm. We finally reached the bottom an hour later. There were at least a dozen people scattered across multiple hot springs including a few kids. We only noticed one person fully nude. The vibe was really social. Everyone enjoyed their favorite beverage in the company of others and occasionally we got the breeze of Cannabis. We would consider the hike back up strenuous but well worth the glute and hamstring workout. Take your time, pack water and carbs. We plan to make the hike again but next time in the early morning.
Written 29 December 2021
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Philip J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I come here every few months with friends. We take off our clothes, we drink, and we just hang out. Cliff jumping, hot springs, and sun in San Bernardino, who could ask for more? For anyone coming here expect people to not have clothes on, it has been historically nude for decades. Easiest place to come from is Bowen ranch, they charge $10 for parking but are VERY mean if you are late getting back, so do not be late. If you don't want to deal with hostile people come up the other way, but Bowen ranch is easy and secure I've parked there many times. Nice part about coming up from Bowen is you can even hike the trail nude because it is private land on some parts. PICKUP YOUR TRASH please. And bring some food to share with people, these springs are on the PCT. The PCT has through hikers that hike for 1000's of miles. Be nice to them!
Written 28 June 2021
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Miriam
San Diego, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Highly recommend! We took the route from Bowen Ranch and the people were very nice. Overall it was a great day!
Written 15 March 2021
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Denise S
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We tried to walk down from the Bowden Ranch parking and never found the springs! There are too many crisscross OHV trails--and even if you head straight down to the creek (about a 1500 ft. descent), it is then unclear if you should head upstream or downstream. After going both upstream and downstream for over an hour we had to give up and climb back up to avoid darkness. Coming from Bowden Ranch (east of Deep Creek) you would need to cross the water in the creek to find the springs. Note that heading down the main canyon from the Ranch we actually saw the intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), but unfortunately the white map handed out at the parking was not useful and did not include the important PCT landmark. It is probably better to try the hike coming in from the Lake Arrowhead side.
Written 10 January 2021
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Katie H
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
There are two ways to get to the springs. One trail is a 6 mile in and 6 mile out route. The route I suggest is the 3.5 mile trail from Bowen Ranch. Here is the tricky part. GPS may cut out and it may try to drop you at the 6 mile trail head. Put this GPS address into your google maps and print it on paper 6100 Bowen Ranch Road. This road is a rocky unpaved road that goes for about 6 miles to get to the ranch. Have a good car with good suspension that sits a little higher up. Before you get to 6100 you will see a huge white tarp sign that says open on the left hand side of the road. Pull in, pay 10$ a person. They guys who take entrance fees are super nice. They will direct you to the lot. Half the battle in this trek is actually finding the ranch. The hike down is steep but all down hill, so a person can be thinking...ohh this isn't bad. Once you get down to the springs...fricking enjoy! My friend and I spent the day going from the hot springs to jumping in the cold river. The hike back was steep and challenging since our muscles had been so relaxed in the springs. There is no tree cover and the sun can be intense. I suggest that you get out there by 8-9am and leave the springs by 2-3pm. You want to get off the rocky dirt unpaved road before the dark. GPS cut out again on the way out and took around 20 minutes to get it going. Print paper directions from the ranch. San Bernardino is darker and hardly has street lights. Snacks, Water and Sunscreen. If you are prepared the hike is worth it. The springs are clothing optional and I would not suggest kids or elderly could swing this hike...
Written 6 November 2020
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Susana N
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were on an impromptu road trip from the Bay Area to SoCal and back up again. Deep creek hot springs was probably the most marked and “popular” one on the map, so we decided to check it out.

Our initial plan was to park and follow the Bradford ridge trail, but because we were unfamiliar with the land, we opted to go to Bowen ranch.

Upon arrival a nice lad was there to collect our money. $10/person, cash only. He gave us a simple map(looks like he draw it himself), and told us not to get lost. He also mentioned that camping was not allowed, but many people camped in both the parking lot and down in the valley.

The hike down was not bad. For an avid hiker, it was very easy. Once we arrived it was pretty quiet for a while, until people started swarming in. We were there in Memorial weekend, and it seemed that there was a party going on.

We tried to be polite and ignore the rowdy crowd, but they were quite the rambunctious crowd:
- drunk
- smoking(without asking others if it was okay)
- leaving trash everywhere
- setting up tents along the bank of the river

We loved the hot springs itself, but not the crowd who decided to violate everyone else’s experience.

Would recommend if you come on a quiet day.
Written 25 January 2020
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?zen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This place was beautiful in the 70s. The hike exciting. Sitting in the hot tubs then jumping into the ice cold river a rush. No one wore clothes! Staying for days getting high and hanging out!
Written 1 December 2019
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AndyBr
Preston, UK21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It's very tough walk to these springs, and although they are beautiful springs I don't think it was worth the effort. Takes about 2 hours each way and the last bit of the walk is EXTREMELY steep and it very easy to fall over. I would say don;t attempt unless an experienced walker.
Written 16 September 2019
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