Deep Creek Hot Spring

Lake Arrowhead, California 92352

Deep Creek Hot Spring

Deep Creek Hot Spring Professional Review and Guide

"Deep Creek pours down a rugged canyon through the desert slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains before emptying into the Mojave River. The best hot spring in the range is found on the cliffs above Deep Creek; it pours through a series of pools down into the cool creek. This popular spot draws hikers to soak in the warm water during the winter and frolic in the creek on warmer days. Camping is allowed at the trailhead on Bowen Ranch but not at the hot spring. Do not bring glass, and take care to leave the place cleaner than you found it."

More Deep Creek Hot Spring Professional Reviews and Guides

"Deep Creek cuts an impressive swath through the north-slope country of the San Bernardinos. The creek and its numerous tributaries drain most of the mountain region from Lake Arrowhead almost to Big Bear. Although not so named, Deep Creek is really the east fork of the Mojave River.

It's abundant waters flow year-round, sometimes becoming a raging torrent in stormy times. About midway between its headwaters and its junction with the West Fork of the Mojave, Deep Creek runs through rugged, rock-ribbed terrain. Its waters tumble and cascade among huge boulders, here and there pausing briefly in limpid pools. This is the Devils Hole country; the Devils Hole itself is in a narrow chasm just east of the creek."

"Deep Creek carves a dramatic canyon through the desert slopes of the northern San Bernardino Mountains before emptying into the Mojave River. Although it flows through parched country, the creek and its many tributaries drain such a broad watershed that the water runs reliably year round. This hike follows a section of the PCT overlooking Deep Creek and then dips down to reach a pool."

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Trail Information

Lake Arrowhead
Nearby City
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
San Bernandio Mountains
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