Hot Springs Cutoff Trail

Grover Hot Springs State Park, California

Elevation Gain77ft
Trailhead Elevation5,921ft
Elevation Min/Max5880/5921ft
Elevation Start/End5921/5921ft

Hot Springs Cutoff Trail

Hot Springs Cutoff Trail is a hiking trail in Alpine County, California. It is within Grover Hot Springs State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 5,921 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 77 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and a parking.

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Best Dog Hikes Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally
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"It’s always a rare occasion when you can walk off the pavement with your dog in a state park. The hike to Hot Springs Falls begins in peaceful Grover Hot Springs State Park’s broad grassy meadow before entering the national forest, where the trail passes by a mix of conifers and some deciduous trees with seasonal wildflower blooms before it narrows into a canyon cradled by jagged-ridged granite sentinels. Apart from the sketchy 0.2-mile trek over a granite boulder–strewn rise to the base of the falls, this idyllic trail is well marked and easy to follow." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"An easy walk through the woods ends with a mildly challenging scramble to waterfall overlooks. Not to be missed: the park’s hot springs pool and its unbeatable views. This out-of-the-way hike leads through quintessential Sierran woodland bordering a classic mountain meadow to a waterfall that flows year-round. Grover Hot Springs may not be a destination on the bucket lists of most hikers, but it should be. The park has a relatively typical western mountain history. First came the Washoe, who hunted and gathered in the lovely alpine valley in the summer months. Historians believe explorer John Frémont traveled through the valley on a passage through the Sierra Nevada." Read more

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Trail Information

Grover Hot Springs State Park
Nearby City
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park at the end of Hot Springs Road, PO Box 188, Markleeville, CA 96120; (530) 694-2248 (park office), (530) 694-2249 (hot springs pool);;
Local Contacts
USGS Markleeville CA; park map available online or in park brochure
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Dec 2018