|Peak Summited||2020 Hot Springs Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Los Coyotes Indian Reservation campground|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a partner|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
The first 2 miles of this hike are all uphill. My quads are going to remember this hike for a few days. The weather was beautiful, temps in the high 60's. The sun was shining and there were no clouds. There was still areas with snow on the ground. I would suggest hiking poles for added stability across some of the steeper snow covered areas.
The hike itself is all on a fire road and easy to follow. Once you reach the lookout, veer to the right and follow the pink ribbons to the summit. It is very overgrown and I would suggest not attempting it in shorts.
We only saw 2 people on the trail at the very end of our day. Other than them, we hiked in solitude the entire day.
It is $10 per person to enter. I feel bad as I overlooked the “per person” price and thought it was $10 for entry. Thankfully the security guard was kind and let us in for $10 (as that was all the cash I had on me having only brought what I thought I needed).
Bring plenty of water and snacks, as it is a distance to any resupply. There were porta-potties in the campground but no toilet paper or trashcans.