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RATINGS
Diff: Rating 2/10
Scenic: Rating 6/10
Tech: Rating 2/10
Deep Creek Hot Springs
         from BLM below Bowen Ranch
Location: High Desert, Mojave Desert, Southern California
Region: North Face of San Bernardino Mtns, near Hesperia, CA
Wilderness: None
Total Distance: 3 Mi
Elevation Gain: 800 Ft
Season: Year-round
Type: Out & Back
Start Elev: 4,350 Ft
Total Time: 1.5 hr
Time In: .5 hr
Time Out: .75 hr


Hike added by
TractorUp
on 11/29/2002
Driving Directions
From Hesperia take Main St. east to Rock Springs road. Make a left here and continue on the newly repaved road to Kiowa. Continue straight passed Kiowa on Roundup Way. Take Roundup up the grade and it will eventually turn into a dirt road. Take the dirt road maybe a couple miles to the last turnoff before the road becomes pretty bad. This last turnoff is Bowen Ranch road. Make a right. Take Bowen Ranch road all the way to the entrance of Bowen Ranch. You can pay to park here (last time I checked) or you can take the BLM road just outside of the gates to Bowen Ranch. Make a right on this BLM road and continue a few miles of slow travel passing a few forks in the road. I believe with the forks you generally take the left fork. If you don't have an idea of where your going or where the trail to the hot springs is, or don't have a map, don't go this way because it takes a good half hour or longer after you turn off from the ranch gates and you'll probably end up lost, especially if it's dark. Where the road ends, get out and start hiking.
Route
There is a barb wire fence that must be crossed to get down to the valley with the trail in it. This is the same trail that starts at Bowen Ranch. Take the trail a short distance down to Deep Creek and the hot springs on the opposite side of the creek.
Details
The drive to get to the parking spot takes longer than the hike to the hot springs. Once you're parked, it is easy and quick to get down to the hot springs.
Trail Condition
The trail out here is well used and in pretty good condition for the most part.
Forest Details
It's desert the whole way there. If it's hot out, you'll be hot. But the distance is short enough to be manageable any time of the year.
Additional Elevation & Distance Information
Deep Creek Hot Springs is at about 3550 feet elevation
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