Hot Creek Geological Site

Total Miles


2,364.05 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

From Big Springs Campground, this is a fast and run route to an amazing natural hot creek! Complete with sizzling hot springs (careful, too hot to touch) that are a beautiful aqua color. Two-track roads that are ideal for SXS's or dirt bikes and ATVs. Wind your way through the forest before popping out to a popular hot spring. Further down the road is hot creek. It's worth the short hike down to the creek to get an up-close view of the springs. The top of the hill provides some spectacular photo opportunities. Head east and bring your fishing pole for some fishing - catch and release only.

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Hot Creek Geological Site
Hot Creek Geological Site
Hot Creek Geological Site


There are some windy sections through the trees that would be more difficult in a full size truck, but doable. Relatively easy trails with smaller rocks and ruts being the largest obstacle. Not recommended for 2WD.

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Status Reports

Erik P
Jan 20, 2024
We saw a steep part of this normally green trail which was red and instead of tackling that, we went off the green path on a dotted line. That was pretty sketchy with 18” snow and an occasional 18” ice water. Had to keep momentum high to not get stuck. Stay on the green path!

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