|Peak Summited||2020 Hot Springs Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Los Coyotes Reservation|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Trail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Since we tried to go here the day before, we came back today after the rain. The trailhead starts in the Los Coyotes Reservation. It’s $10 per person to get in here and if the guard is not there, you deposit the cash in the office. You drive into the campground and when you see the wood Los Coyotes sign you hang to the left and you see a chain gate with the wood Sukat rd sign. This is the start of the trail.
The trail starts with 1500 gain in 2 miles. At first, there wasn’t much snow on the trail, but the higher you go up, the more snow it had. Since it was sunny, the snow was melting off the trees and sometimes falling right on us. We didn’t have snow gear, but the trail is a wide fire road so we were able to make it to the peak. There’s a junction with clearly marked signs to the tower and since it’s a road, you can follow your location on the iPhone map. The summit is not the lookout tower, but on top of a large rock to the right of the tower. Follow the sign and pink ribbons on the trees. There is rope to climb up the rock to the summit marker. This was my first and last snow hike.