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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.

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Great Hike!

Drove out here with the wide and took the Gorge Trail Hike. This place is absolutely beautiful and is also very interesting. Well worth the time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2015
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Northridge, CA
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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Drove out here with the wide and took the Gorge Trail Hike. This place is absolutely beautiful and is also very interesting. Well worth the time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Seeing the water bubble, steam and even form mini-geysers as a result of geothermal energy was fascinating.

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

After visiting Yellowstone, Hot Creek seems tiny. If you haven't ever seen a hot spring this would be a interesting place to visit. There is a good place to park and the trail is paved. It is well marked. We saw many families crossing the marked boundary. Which I don't agree with, as the tempatures of the water are scolding.... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

We finally visited Hot Creek for the first time. It's pretty amazing. I'm a volcanologist and I'm ashamed to say I had not been there before, but have travelled to Iceland more than once and have visited hot springs and geysers all over Iceland. I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised to see this place of beauty practically in our... More 

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Lake Elsinore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Loved this place! Officials must be really busy because when we got there there were 2 guys drinking beer in the hot water with a cooler on the side with at least 20 crushed beer cans. Fence was moved to the side and several families were in the prohibited area. We only stuck our fingers in water but did not... More 

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Cool, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

We visited in late October, late enough to miss the Summer crowds and before the Winter snow. We were able to walk around the fence without issue. If you choose to do so, use common sense! No standing next to or on top of active vents. We were able to get awesome pics of the area. A local told us... More 

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Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Interesting place with the geothermal activity. Not much to do and way off the beaten path. If this stuff intrigues you its worth the stop. Otherwise I would leave it behind.

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Roseville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

If you've never been to Yellowstone, this is worth seeing! The walk is short but a bit steep uphill from the creek. I suggest seeing late in the day when temps are lower. That way, you can see more steam and get better pictures.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Very weird.. A creek in the middle os the high desert that is hot enough to cook fish and humans?!!! The area used to be unfenced allowing bathing but ten years back the activity soared with many people getting hurt so nw it is fenced. Parts are still bather accessabke. But please leave the bathing suit on....

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

The area all around Hot Creek and the hot springs is simply beautiful. Except for the ugly fence.Its meant to keep people from bathing and therefore burning themselves.We spent a couple hours poking around, but easily could have made it a day. A unique, natural wonder.

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