Deep Creek Hot Springs

Please read this entire writeup before you sign-upThis is an all day event.

O: 20s30s40s Deep Creek Hot Springs:

Spend the afternoon at this oasis of natural hot springs pools and beautiful cool stream, on this moderate 6 mile R/T, 1,400 ft elevation change hike.

We descend on the way in during the warm afternoon, and ascend on the way out in the evening.  There are no stream crossings on this route to the Hot Springs.

Bring min 3 qts water, hiking boots or trail shoes, swim gear, 10 essentials, headlamp, lunch and dinnerThe last hour of the return hike will be in the dark.

There are steep and slippery sections on this hike;  boots or trail shoes required, poles recommended.  Please carry a backpack, no shoulder sacks as they interfere with balance.

Hot springs area is Clothing Optional.

Expect Warm Temperatures.

Meet at North OC Rideshare at 9:30am (Park-N-Ride lot East side of Tustin Ave. just South of Lincoln Ave. in Orange), or at 11:45Am at trailhead (directions emailed).

Return to North OC Rideshare around 11:00pm.

It is a 2 hour drive, 85 miles one Way to Trailhead,  part of the way on a paved mountain road.  Please note, this is a different trail from a different starting point than the Bowen Ranch hike we did on May 11th.

We will be meeting up at the trailhead with Dave's group from the Big Bear Weekend.

Leader: Mountain Dave Kuhn ([masked]),

Coleader Charles G. Geller ([masked]).

 

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  • Jeanette C.

    Now THAT was an awesome day! Saw a lizard, fox, catfish, baby deer, and excellent views with a great group of people - not just a typical day! Soaking in the hot springs was ideal as well!

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • crisco

    It was a great time. I need to recommend this trip to other people.

    July 7, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    I had lots of fun and so great to meet some so friendly people. Thank you Charles and Dave for the wondeful event, and great photos, Ramin and George :-)

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • George W.

    Fun stuff!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a delightful day! Thanks Charles and Dave!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    My friend and I are going to meet you guys at the trailhead. It is much closer from where I live. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! :-D

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And I still don't know if it's safe to park a bike there, but I'm RSVPing anyway.

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just realized you're talking about a motorcycle. Haha!

      July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Nick

    can't make the whole thing so cancelling! looks like a sweet group though have fun!

    July 5, 2013

  • Annie

    I guess I should just go the to the ride share and try to carpool

    July 5, 2013

  • Norbert C.

    Change of plans

    July 5, 2013

  • Jeanette C.

    Yay - I'm in!! See you all tomorrow! :D

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Jeanette C.

    I still don't have a confirmed ride, but I'm RSVPing based on if I get a ride. Thanks!

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Charles, would you say the trailhead parking is reasonably safe, to park a bike I mean?

    July 4, 2013

  • Nick

    i'd like to meet you all at the trail head @ 11:45 since i'll be closer to that area. can you send me directions to the trail head?
    [masked]. Thanks!

    July 3, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

    July 3, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    Hi Dave and Charles, can you guys give us a little more detail info about what we want to know please?

    July 2, 2013

    • Mountain D.

      Could you be more specific?

      July 2, 2013

    • Yoon m.

      Already asked about the flexibility if possible to leave early, and you answered. Thanks.

      July 2, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    If I decided to leave early from the spring, is the trail easy to go back to the trailhead? I may leave early evening.

    June 30, 2013

    • Mountain D.

      You need to stay with the group. If you cannot do so, please change your RSVP.

      July 2, 2013

    • Yoon m.

      Well, I always try to stay with my group, and that's why I was asking if it could be an option to leave early. Just a question.

      July 2, 2013

  • Beto

    going to some remote hot springs in the Sierras

    June 30, 2013

  • Jeanette C.

    I'd love to join, but can't drive due to car issues. I would like to carpool. I'll chip in for gas!

    July 2, 2013

    • Mountain D.

      Juanita... Plenty are meeting at the Oc ride share. Leaders can't arrange carpools but I'm sure someone will offer you a ride if you flash cash 4 gas. :-)

      1 · July 2, 2013

    • Jeanette C.

      Hi everyone! Please contact me through private email on meet-up if I can ride with any of you! Thanks! :-)

      July 2, 2013

  • Lander P.

    Hi, My name lis Lander I am nerver hiking I just have a question? how long does it take for this trial? Thanks!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My name is Melody. Just start hiking recently. Having one question about how long is this trial. Thanks!

    June 23, 2013

  • Julie H.

    changed my work schedule! really bummed i cant go!

    June 27, 2013

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