Past Meetup

Bathe, Swim and Hike at Deep Creek Hot Springs in the San Bernardino Mts.

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person

intersection of Roundup Way and Central Road

22500 Roundup Way · Apple Valley, CA

How to find us

meet at 11:30 AM at intersection of Roundup Way and Central Road in town of Apple Valley

Location image of event venue

Details

HIKE TO DEEP CREEK HOT SPRINGS

PLAY IN THE POOLS, AND HIKE AROUND

UPSTREAM IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.

Part two of my weekend of hikes out in the desert. (hike #1 on Saturday April 9th is at Joshua Tree National Park, posted separately: http://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/230109572/

(STRONG LIKELIHOOD OF NUDITY IN AREA!!)

$5 PER PERSON PARKING FEE--DO NOT PAY ME--PAY THE OWNER OF BOWEN RANCH WHERE WE WILL PARK

PHOTOS FROM MY LAST MEETUP HIKE TO THE SPRINGS: http://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=3974062 (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=2899381)

MORE PHOTOS:

http://www.deepcreekvolunteers.com/sections_of_deep_creek.htm

120 MILES FROM L.A.—CONSIDERED THE BEST NATURAL HOT SPRINGS IN THE L.A. AREA

There are several hot pools in the rock formations, plus a cooler creek flowing below.

LENGTH: 5 MILES ROUND TRIP

ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: We park at elevation 4400 feet at Bowen Ranch and the trail drops 800 feet down to the hot springs. The last half mile of the trail can be slippery, so bring grippy hiking shoes.

HOW TO GET THERE:

IF COMING FROM L.A.: Take the 10 freeway east all the way to Ontario. Then take the 15 freeway north over the Cajon Pass (which leads to Las Vegas). The first town you see is Hesperia. Exit the 15 freeway at Main Street in Hesperia . Continue 14 miles east on Main street, and there will be a left hand turn at a fork onto Roundup Way. Drive for 4 miles east on Roundup Way and stop at the intersection with Central Road. WE WILL MEET HERE AT 11:30 AM AND CONVOY AS A GROUP FROM HERE

A PRINTABLE ROAD MAP FROM THE 15 FREEWAY IS HERE:

http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/6/0/5/6/highres_65244662.jpeg

IF COMING FROM OUR SATURDAY JOSHUA TREE HIKE: Leave at 10:00AM, drive west on Highway 62 and turn right (north) on Highway 247. In about 35 miles, you will intersect with Highway 18. Continue straight, going onto Highway 18. Drive for around 11 miles. You will then turn left onto Bear Valley road, following it for 2 & 1/2 miles until you reach Central Road. Turn left (south) and drive 3 & 1/2 miles. Wait for us at the intersection with Roundup Way. WE WILL MEET AND CONVOY AS A GROUP FROM HERE

GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS FROM JOSHUA TREE TO ROUNDUP AND CENTRAL (76 MILES): https://www.google.com/maps/dir/34.4209894,-117.1724825/34.1361884,-116.1521069/@34.303869,-116.9426972,10z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1?hl=en

NEXT.....FROM OUR ROUNDUP AND CENTRAL MEETUP SPOT:

From Central and Roundup, we drive 2 & 1/4 miles on Roundup (going east). The last 1 &1/4 miles of Roundup Way is unpaved dirt road.

Then we turn right (South) onto the unpaved Bowen Ranch road and drive for 9 miles, and Bowen Ranch is where we park our cars. (As it is private property, we pay $5 a person to park, which is well-worth it since the alternative is a 6 mile walk each way from the free forest- service lot near Lake Silverwood). Then we walk down the sometimes steep trail for 2 miles, wade across the creek and we are there by about 1:30.

GOOGLE MAP LINK TO THE HOT SPRINGS:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bowen+Ranch+Rd,+Apple+Valley,+CA+92308/@34.3393356,-117.1781419,576m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c4a0ec60a9b059:0xccba309dd683dcea?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bowen+Ranch+Rd,+Apple+Valley,+CA+92308/@34.3393356,-117.1781419,576m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m2%213m1%211s0x80c4a0ec60a9b059:0xccba309dd683dcea?hl=en)

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DEEP CREEK HAS A LIBERAL CLOTHING POLICY, SO YOU MIGHT SEE NUDE PEOPLE. WE, HOWEVER, WILL KEEP TO OUR SWIM-WEAR. (Sorry, to those who wanted to see me in the buff….)

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STUFF TO BRING: Plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen, flashlight, comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, lunch and snacks.

I will email my cell phone # and other info to folks on Friday April 8th.

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A PRINTABLE TRAIL MAP FROM THE PARKING LOT IS HERE:

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/6/0/3/8/highres_65244632.jpeg

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US Forest Service INFO PAGE and ASSORTED WARNINGS:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTSw8jAwgAykeaxcN4jhYG_h4eYX5hPgYwefy6w0H24dcPNgEHcDTQ9_PIz03VL8iNMMgycVQEAIzTHkw!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfME80MEkxVkFCOTBFMktTNUJIMjAwMDAwMDA!/?ss=110512&ttype=recarea&recid=34152&actid=50&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&navid=110160000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&cid=FSE_003714&pname=San+Bernardino+National+Forest+-+Deep+Creek+Hot+Springs (http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/%21ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTSw8jAwgAykeaxcN4jhYG_h4eYX5hPgYwefy6w0H24dcPNgEHcDTQ9_PIz03VL8iNMMgycVQEAIzTHkw%21/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfME80MEkxVkFCOTBFMktTNUJIMjAwMDAwMDA%21/?ss=110512&ttype=recarea&recid=34152&actid=50&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&navid=110160000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&cid=FSE_003714&pname=San+Bernardino+National+Forest+-+Deep+Creek+Hot+Springs)

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STANDARD MEETUP DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:

LEGAL STUFF: yes, by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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