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One day Two peaks

4/8/21 13:14 Trail Entrance (out) 15:10 Hot Springs Mountain summit 15:26 signed summit register 17:15 Trail Entrance (back)

Exhausting and WOW!

As many have reported, the first 2 miles are the most difficult especially if you are not used to altitude. It really gets your lungs…

Hot Springs

What a beautiful trail! We did this hike on a Thursday and started right at 8(gate doesn’t open till8). The first 2 Mike’s were a…

One day Two peaks

4/8/21 13:14 Trail Entrance (out) 15:10 Hot Springs Mountain summit 15:26 signed summit register 17:15 Trail Entrance (back)

Love to Los Coyotes

One of the most beautiful hikes in San Diego area. Please be sure to pay the $10/person fee at the check in station. If no…

Hot Springs

Today I hiked one of the best trails thus far. 10 miles of complete bliss. Perfect weather, birds singing, deer crossing, woodpeckers doin their thing…

Midday hiked

On Friday 4/2/2021 I spent the hole day in San Diego county hiking couple of the 6 peak challenge trail.   As the day goes…

Hot Springs

Gorgeous Day. Most of the snow is gone from the trail. No spikes or poles needed. Weather was perfect.

Hot Springs Mountain

Sunday morning hike… arrived before 8 AM and had to wait for the gate to be opened! For a Sunday it was not crowded at…

Cold, windy, Hot Springs Morning

Make sure you arrive no earlier then 8am. The gate was locked when we arrived at 7:30am. It was windy, icy & cold through out…

Beautiful day for a hike

Beautiful hike with a little patches of snow. Finding the summit was a little challenging for me.

Hot Springs Mountain

It rained the night before which meant a dusting of snow to begin the trail and an inch or more at the top. Moreso the…

Chutes and Ladders

Best hike on the list yet!!  Hooked up with two strangers who are now my hiking buddies!!! Thanks for the awesome day Josh and Kelly.…

Snowy Hot Springs Hike

My first time hiking in snow. Beautiful scenery even though fog covered most of views. Met new friends. Very easy trail to follow except for…

Hot Springs mountain trail

The hike was a tough incline for the first two miles after that it got a little easier what made it hard was the snow…

Surprisingly beautiful hike

After last year’s horrible hiking conditions, this was a breath of fresh air. Some snow on the ground and no bugs. The sights were beautiful.…

Hot Springs Mountain

What a beautiful hike this was, would definitely come again.  There was just enough snow to make it a pleasant day. The wind was howling…

Highest peak in SD

It was a perfect day for this hike. Weather got to maybe 60s but the wind felt great. Only downfall, I forgot my chapstick in…

Highest peak in SD

Sorry i have tried this 3 times and keeps deleting. Great hike, amazing views, stop and look around. First 2.2 miles are the hardest, take…

Hot Springs Peak

Great hike! First 2 miles are rough, but it climbs nice and gradual after that. Fun little climb to peak itself, but windy and frigid…

CHILLY Hot Springs

2/28/2021. Chilly & windy for the most part, however, the bright sunshine with clear blue skies made the hike much, much bearable & enjoyable. Layering…

Hot Springs Mountain

This is a late post. It was a cool and sunny day with few patches of snow along the trail. It starts with a steady…

Hot Springs Mt

Starting time was at 9am, Chilly but  comfortable bathing with the sunshine. 1st section trail was a challenge with rest in between. Mid section trail…

Highest Peak!

Started hiking at 9am, Chilly but  comfortable with the sunbeam. 1st section trail was a fun challenge with rest in between. Mid section trail was…

So cold

Good hike, a little past the first two miles the trail mellowed out. You can be tricked to believe the water tower is the summit…

Up up and away

After the first 2 miles of of constant gain the scenery was outstanding. The pine trees were amazing.  Views from the summit are simple breathtaking.…

Hot Springs Mountain

Gate to get to the campground and trail head does not open until 8am. When you reach the stop sign at the entrance of Los…

Hot Springs, Cool Challenge

My favorite so far!  Don’t get there early, the gate doesn’t open until 8. Fee is$10 per person. We drove in and parked at the…

San Diego’s tallest peak

Till the SD 6POP challenge didn’t even know what the SD tallest mountain was. Hot Springs Mt. is located on the Los Cayotes reservation. Gate…

My longest hike so far

Those first 2 miles are no joke. After that part it was really scenic and had small patches of snow that were fun to hike…

Hot Springs Peak

Some slush/ice but nothing serious. The first 2 miles are a beast then levels out into beautiful wooded areas. The view from the summit is…

Hot Springs Mountain

Nice walk up a mountain on a Sunday.  Got there early before the ranger station was open to take our $10/each. The first 2 miles…

Hot Springs Mountain ⛰

Hot Springs Mountain is located in the Los Coyotes Reservation. They open at 8am and there is a $10 per person fee. Started the hike…

Sukat Hike

This was probably one of my harder hikes. But an amazing view at the top!!

Hot Springs, Highest Peak in SD

The trail was a fire road and easy to follow. More snow/ice than expected. To reach the summit, follow the pink ribbons to the rock,…

Hot Springs

Late post: some snow on trail. Gear is recommended.  Easy, beautiful trail. Make sure to take it all in.

Not So Hot on Hot Springs Mountain

Beautiful, breezy day to summit Hot Springs Mountain. There were just a few other hikers on the trail today. There are still areas with snow,…

Hot Springs Mountain Trail

Starting the climb was a workout! The views were beautiful also loved the pine trees, the snow patches were easy to cross. Was cool and…

1st peak- Hot Spring Mountain

We arrive to the trail head at 7:00 am and the gate is not open yet.  Around 8:00 am, someone opens the gate for us.…

Hot Springs Mountain

It was challenging because I’m not used to hiking in the snow. This was a second attempt with better gear and preparation. There was a…

Hot Springs Mtn

We started our hike to Hot Springs with pretty blue skies to windy dark clouds. Really enjoyed this hike with my trailsisters completing my San…

Hot springs mountain

Steep first 2 miles. Then levels out. Still elevation gain but more gradual.  Fire road most easy up. Dirt first mile or 2 then we…

Bipolar weather hot spring

Nice morning with sunny skies , then it turn to be windy and foggy closed to the 4 miles and the summit , some ice…

Hiking Hot Springs

The trailhead is on Los Coyotes Reservation. It costs $10pp to enter the reservation. The hike is entirely on a fire road. The weather was…

More like cold springs

Great hike with a wide range of weather!  Started out  sunny with some intermittent patches of snow. About half up, ground primarily covered by snow…

Hot Springs

Views are amazing! I read a few reviews that one can get off trail easily. We didn’t run into that issue. It was pretty straight…

Hot Springs

A bit tough but I really enjoyed it and the snow.

Grand Finale @ Hot Springs

The initial climb is killer. Then you enter the “woods”, which happened to be covered in snow. We were grateful for the snow covered trail…

❄️ Hot Springs

I was the first one on the mountain so I had to plow through the snow for the first 2 miles, then luckily two other…

Not Hot (at all) Springs

First time I really suffered through a hike.  Stomach issues made me weak and really struggle. But a half of a bagel that Ricky my…

Hot Springs Mtn

It was a fun hike! a bit confusing to find the trail head. There was a little bit of snow but not too bad. The…

Highest peak in san diego

Highest peak First of all wow absolutely beautiful not just the trail head but the elevation and the views surreal. We started our journey by…

Hot Springs without Hot Springs

This trail had every few patches of snow. I was way to hot because I overdressed thinking it wood be cold. Fortunately, I had lawyers…

Hot springs mountain

My hubby and my self started this hike at 8:40am, the weather was perfect we find some parts with snow, we had a nice hike…

The Top of San Diego County!

This is my new favorite hike in SD county. Beautiful, quiet, lots of trees, and views that go on forever! I somehow took a wrong…

Hot Springs Mountain ⛰

What a beautiful hike. Very few people on the trail. Some snow but not difficult. Found a mountain lion print in the snow which was…

Hot springs mountain

What a beautiful hike in the Los Coyotes Band of Indians Camp ground.   Paid our $10 each of us to Willi. After paying drive…

Hot Springs Mountain

It was a steep hike but well worth it.  You enter the Los Coyotes Band of  Indians Tribal Campgrounds at 8:00 am. They don’t open…

Hot Springs Mountain

Started at 8am when the gate opened. Beautiful day. Still some snow left, but a warm day.

Hot springs cool snow

Wide fire road to the old lookout tower. Most of the work is the first two miles as many others have said. Ice and snow…

Hot Springs

Cold and steep, but beautiful views.  Very few people.

Hot Springs MTN

Beautiful weather and great views thanks to the Santa Anas. We could see all the way to the Coronado Islands! Saw 3 people, 1 dog,…

Hot Springs

Decided when I woke up to do this hike, lots of snow in areas but easy to cross. Some beautiful views along the way

Hot Springs Mountain #1 of 6

Started at 0800 on the dot.  First two miles were uphill…we hit it hard right away!  There was about a foot of snow on some…

Hot Springs Mountain

Completed my 2nd Hike of the 6 peak Challenge. Hot Springs Mountain was easy to get to. Make sure you pay the $10 parking fee…

Hot Springs Adventure

The day after I hiked High Point, me and a friend started this hike thinking we might need crampons, but other than a short stretch…

2021 Hot Springs Mountain

I’d originally planned to hike Hot Springs Mountain on Thursday this past week simply to avoid the crowds, but domestic chores won out over hiking…

Snow and Sunset

We began to is trail at 1:30 not realizing how much snow we would encounter!  After about 2 miles the trail was mostly covered. We…

Hot Springs Mountain was not HOT!!

Hike was beautiful with the snow covering the path. I was very happy that I decided to wear my new waterproof hiking boots as my…

Snow Climb

My first hike of 2021 was a snow packed trek up Hot Springs Mountain. Although the trail was packed with snow, the weather was beautiful.…

Hot Springs Mountain

It was snowy the entire way.  It was my first time doing this trail and it was so difficult because of the snow.  I recommend…

Hot springs🔥

There was snow throughout the hike,  it was a beautiful experience my 10 year old daughter loved it💜

Hot Springs Mountain

It was snowy the entire way.  It was my first time doing this trail and it was so difficult because of the snow.  I recommend…

#18 complete with 1 day to spare

Hiked today with 10” of fresh powder and post holed our way to the top.  However, great weather and views and the sparkling white snow…

Snowy San Diego

Who would have thought that Hot Springs Mountain got such a dumping in one day? We delayed our hike a few days due to snow…

Hot Springs

Gorgeous day!  A little windy.  Bring TP ladies.  The portapotties do not have any TP.  Trail well maintained.  Do not come before 8 am for…

Sizzling Hot Springs Mt

Nice day for a hike.  Beautiful fallen trees along the trail.  Perfect weather…clear blue skies.  You can see Salton Sea from the summit.  Had a…

Hot Spring Mountain

Great hike. Pretty good incline for about 3 miles with a short scramble to the top. Awesome view and totally worth it. Will need to…

Hot Springs Mtn.

Really nice hike.  Only saw a few people on the trail and they were really cool.  The view of Salton Sea was pretty cool too.

Hot Spring

The first two miles was all incline than after that good.

Highest Point in San Diego

Beautiful trail, lots of fall foliage, and awesome viewpoints from the top!  Fun scramble up to pedestal on the summit.  I love any hike with…

Hot Springs Mountain

Good weather, ropes at the top of the summit, and bring cash for entrance fee.

What Season is It Anyway?

This was probably my favorite hike out of the bunch. Once past the grueling first 2-2.5 miles you enter into a forest with towering pines,…

Hot Springs

Was a beautiful hike, saw fall, snow, sun and a cool breeze 😎

Wrong turn hot springs.

The first 2 miles is very unforgiving. Breathing hard while powerhiking. I do not take breaks just because I do not like to loose my…

Hot Springs

Great hike. Beautiful hike with lingering snow patches from a previous storm.

Hot Springs Mountain

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…

Hot Springs Mountain

My quads are definitely going to remember the first 2 miles of this hike. Fire road all the way to the top. Snow patches in…

Not as Hot as You Think

This mountain is the highest in San Diego county and located inside an indian reservation and with that said, there’s a fee to enter and…

Did I miss the Hot Springs?

This was a great hike, the weather was warmer than I had expected, but we still encountered snow on the trail. The hike seems to…

The Best For Last

Due to the COVID Pandemic our plan to complete the SoCal six PoPs was intermittent and a struggle for me. Hot Springs Mountain was a…

18 of 18 – Hot Springs!

COVID-19, fires, weather, and other mountain closures threatened to thwart my goal, but today I completed the final of the 18 peaks. Today I hiked…

Snow Day

My 7 year old grandson and I hiked this yesterday. First two miles up hill, moderate to strenuous. At about two miles in signs of…

Broken Toe Mountain

Hiked today with my Daughter and her BF…and a broken toe. Gate to the campground was closed with a sign saying opening at 8. Someone…

Hot Springs Mountain

It was a little challanging finding the trailhead, but once we did this was an enjoyable hike. The peak is very interesting because once you…