Hot Springs Mountain

Intense incline first few miles. I wasn’t prepared for the big rock to climb on the summit!

Hot Springs Mountain Trail

Nice break from all the smokiness at home with a beautiful, clear day at Hot Springs Mountain. When people say that the first two miles…

Hot Springs

Horrible!!!! Ugh!!!! Infested with bugs!!! Did not enjoy at all!!!!

Hot Springs Mountain

As I read first 2.2 miles were the hardest! Around mile 3.5 some more uphill. Mosquitoes were our hiking buddies. Once arrived to tower, we…

No Hot Springs… Plenty Hot Though

The trail was really nice; Wide enough for trucks and, for the most part, very well maintained. Pretty well shaded until the sun got a…

What Hot Springs?

$10 fee per person. Started the hike around 7:15am. First 2miles were tough – all uphill. Such a good hike though. The lookout was beautiful.…

Don’t forget to pay!!

Started at 4am and it was probably 90 degrees. while getting ready in the parking lot we heard 2 mountain lions have a great conversation.…

Highest Peak in San Diego

I woke up early and drove Drove almost 2 hours out to Warner Springs in order to beat the heat. Started just before 7am with…

There Are No Hot Springs

Don’t forget $10 per person (not vehicle) parking fee. Cash only. The first 2 miles were steep. The rest wasn’t too bad. The lookout is…

Hot Springs Mountain

Took advantage of a rare August day with the high temperature in the low 80’s to knock this one out.  It was an absolutely perfect…

Ladder to the Summit

This trail featured no springs, but it is definitely hot in the summer, so bring plenty of water! Pretty much the entire trail follows an…

Golden eagle

I had stayed on a campground in the desert the night before after hiking Volcan and the stars and Milky Way were amazing away from…

Hot Hot Hot!!!

Started the trail at 7:20a and 50°. Perfect temp to start. However, it got very hot within a couple hours and after the shade went…

It’s Hot on Hot Springs

Lots of gnats so make sure you have a face net. Getting  to the summit was awesome!!! Either climb the ladder or take the rope…

HOT day on Hot Springs!!

Saw some wild turkeys on the road in!! Started at 7:30am 62°… By noon it was 90°!!  Nice hike up the fire road. Stopped at the…

Hot day on Hot Springs Mountain

Saw some wild turkeys on the road in!! Started at 7:30am 62°… By noon it was 90°!!  Nice hike up the fire road. Stopped at the…

Los Coyotes Hot Springs True Summit

This is the highest point in San Diego County (beats Cuyamaca Peak by 11 ft) and I’m grateful that the Los Coyotes Reservation allows us…

Hot springs

You realize you need your bug net after a few minutes of hiking. Very quite, only two other hikers the entire time. I loved the…

Here comes the sun!

If you take away anything from this .. bring is bug net, bug spray and sun block. Lots of sun and the first two miles…

Hot Springs

Tons of bugs!! Hot day, road has some deep crevices due to it being used for off-roading. Had the trail all to myself. It was…

Peak #12

Hiked on a Sunday afternoon. $10 each person. Nice trail but too many bugs the first 2 miles. Bring repellent. And saw 2 snakes on…

Most quiet hike

Great hike in an indian reservation. Super quiet, can’t even hear a road. 2 miles up, 2 miles somewhat flat to a great 360 view.

Found a tower, but no Springs

The first two miles were a decent climb. Then it levels out for a little bit, giving you a break before one final ascent to…

The Yellow Brick Road!

It was a never ending incline, making it difficult and tiring!! The first 5 miles I consider was the hardest part of the hike. Walking…

Unlucky in Bugs

Peak #10 ✔ Hot Springs Mountain is definitely not one to be hiked in the summer. The surrounding were dry and dusty with biting flies…

Hard hike

Great weather for this hike some reviews on all trails are not true this trail was 10 miles all miles was incline not only 2.5…

Hot Springs Mountain

Hot Springs Mountain is one of the most beautiful hiking spots. The beginning burns your quads, but shortly after is a moderate trail. Really beautiful.…

Hot Springs Mountain

Tough one all the way to the top and back down. Great hike with great friends! My GPS tracker showed 10 miles though.

Hot Springs Mountain

Very cold, wet, and windy day. Trail/campsites say closed but it’s open. We got to the TH around 7:00 a.m. but there was not a…

Final SD Peak

No bugs, overcast with a touch of drizzling rain. Easy trail to follow, would go back to see the views I missed.

Above the clouds…

Today’s plan included finally having a chance to hike with Gina Norte and cross Hot Springs Mountain off my 6POP list. For those who don’t…

Hot Springs

Lovely day for this hike. Only saw 1 other group in 7 hours.

Hot Springs Muntain

beautiful cool day that only had heat on the way down.   Only one other group on the trail today!

Hot Springs Mntn

nice trail, not difficult. lots of bugs, ate several. the ropes and ladder at top were cool.

Best 99 cents I ever spent

Amazing views, great trail but… Super hot and very buggy. I brought 2 liters of water and was well hydrated before I started. 3 liters…

Beauty to behold!

We started at 7a.m. morning. Nice and cool. Trail starts off steep. Beautiful sights midway. Bug’s waking up!!! And annoying!!! Bug spray recommended. Awesome views…

Hot Springs Mountain Trail!

Hot Springs Mountain Trail is located on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. There is a $10 per person entrance fee, but once you enter the grounds,…

Solo B-day Hike

Such a beautiful hike once past the first 2 miles. I was greeted about a mile in by this dog. She accompanied me the entire…

Hot springs mountain

The first mile was dry and clear. Half way through second mile we encountered snow covering the trail. It was our fist snow hike using…

Not Hot Not Spring Mountain

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…

Cold Frosty: Hot Springs Mountain

Starting at 8:00 with snow getting deeper the higher up you went, took about 10 hours for this snow hiking newbie. I was not prepared…

Hot springs

Really nice hike. Great fire lookout at top. Marker is off to the right of tower. Becareful going up the rocks to marker.

Hot Springs Mountain

So excited we were able to get out in between rain storms up to Hot Springs Mountain and get my 2nd peak!  It was beautiful…

Tallest Mountain in San Diego!

It was a nice cool day for this hike. Temps were around 50 at the trailhead and dropped to high 30’s at the summit. There…

Steep Equals Beautiful

Steep the first few miles, but so worth the views.  Started extra early to try for two hikes.  Green delight and gorgeous views all around. …

Foggy Hot Springs

Beautiful hike past the fire-road, turns into a lush and green mystical forest, easy to navigate and just enjoyable for a peak hike.  Did this…

Enchanting!

This place has a special energy. I didn’t imagine after the long Steep climb that the Views would change and you’re walking through this enchanting…

Great training peak

Beautiful San Diego gem, would have loved there to be a hot springs at the summit!

A walk above the clouds

A chilly and foggy but perfect day to hike Hot Springs Mtn. Ice in the trees that would blow down. Gorgeous views in between the…

Raining Icicles

First Peak of the Challenge and of the 2020 in fact. I’ve checked the weather conditions for this hike for two weeks and my patience…

Unbelievable

Amazing hike, the trails is good condition,weather was perfect but it’s very windy on top, make sure you have your ears head warm. there is…

Freaking Cold Springs Mountain

Daylight savings time- I was out late the night before, knew I would sleep through my cell phone alarms, so I set both of my…

Hot springs mountain

Empezamos a caminar casi a las 8 am un grupo de amigos senderistas hacia Hot Springs Mountain fue una mañana soleada las primeras 2 millas…

Hot springs

Very very challenging. A good workout no doubt. Beautifully views at top.

Not so hot Hot Springs

The hike was very nice, the trail was easy to follow, yes the first 2 miles were a little tough but once past that it…

Hot Springs Mountain

Such a beautiful hike, very plush with pine trees after the first 2 miles. We were in the clouds first few miles on the way…

Hot Springs Mountain

The trail was well marked. The weather was nice and cool so it made it easy for us to hike it. We first went to…

Brrrr Springs Mountain Trail

Another beautiful hike! The beginning was a butt kicker and it was just a wee bit on the chilly side.  Loved that we only saw…

Hot springs mtn Nov. 2,2019

Ashley did this hike in November of 2019 before I signed up and started the So cal six pack of Peaks. I know it does…

Spur of the moment hike

I woke up at 430 in the morning, I saw a text on my phone that the hike I was going to do was canceled.…

Hot Springs Mountain

The trail was amazing. The elevation gain at the beginning was challenging.

6th Peak 2020

A little muddy and a good amount of snow but it’s a beautiful trail! Ran into Coach Dane and met two other hikers who I…

Hot Springs Mountain

This was a great hike on many levels, of course, it was my sixth peak YAY! Only 12 more to go 🙂 The weather was…

Snow storm

Started from the Los Coyotes Campground. About a a mile in, it started to rain. About 3 miles in, it started to snow pretty hard.…

Hot Springs Mountain with my dog!

Was a beautiful trail, lots of trees, well marked, good for my dog. It started to snow when we were going down! It was amazing.…

Trail for 2…yes please!

Hot Springs Mountain was one of the most beautiful hikes that we’ve done so far. The first 2 mile climb was definitely something to be…

Hot Springs Mountain

We were sore and a lil in pain since we hiked 15.4 miles the day before but we were determined and we peaked this pretty lil…

#5 ✅ SPOP Hot Springs Mountain

They weren’t kidding about the first 2 miles! Up,up,& up…… Don’t forget to look up and around at the beautiful views and surroundings. The last…

Hot Springs Mt

First 2 miles serious ascent.   Some rutting due to storms.  Nice wide trail a fire road. Stunning views

Gave it my best …

First of all let me just say … HOW MANY YEARS HAS IT BEEN SINCE ANYONE CAMPED HERE???  The bathrooms were not suitable for use. …

HikerSparkie

Beautiful day to re-sync life with nature!!

Hot Springs Mtn

Views were amazing. Summit was after the tower, required some rock climbing. First 2 miles you climb, good after that until the last bit 🙂…

Hot Springs Mountain

Beautiful clear day with perfect weather.  Trail conditions were good with occasional ruts and patches of mud and snow, which made the hike more interesting…

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

Misdirection this Direction

This hike is very steep like El Cajon without all the up and down. There was snow and ice in some areas and a great…

Hot Springs Mountain Trail

The total hike is 10.3miles roundtrip with total elevation gain 2400ft. Took us a total of 5hrs out and back. First 2 miles very steep…

Warner Springs Peak

It’s more like 10 miles there and back. The first 2 and a half miles all up hill then the last mile or so to…

Burned up Hot Spring Mountain

Beautiful clear crisp morning without a cloud in the sky. Began at 8:30am with the temp in the upper 30s. The steep first two miles…

Walked on snow!

We arrived at the office at 8 and each paid our ten dollars.  Parked the car at the trial head. The trail was nice and…

Highest SD peak

We parked at the campground and started at the trailhead around 8:20am. The bathrooms are horrifying so we used nature’s toilet! The hike starts out…

Highest peak in SD

We parked at the campground and hit the trail head by 8:20am. (after we paid the $10 pp at the station) The campground bathrooms are…

Hot springs

Loved this beautiful and tough trail. Would go back!!

Oh what a hike?

2nd time hiking this mountain and it was just as hard a the 1st time lol not as beautiful as back in November but the…

Hot Springs Mountain

Hike #8/18 My first hike here at HSM was back in November 2019 when it was much prettier during fall season. Chilly morning, 6:30am start…

Hot Springs Mountain – beautiful

This is a post dated trip so not current. Loved this trail! We saw what we suspect was cougar scat. Would definitely return to this…

Hot Springs Tower

Hiked with my daughter to the tower, we didn’t actually go to the summit due to safety concerns for my little one.  Great hike!

Safety first

My dad took me on another hike for his organization, I meet new people and gave everyone a high five.  I enjoyed talking to everyone…

Hot Springs Mountain

Beautiful hike with tons of scenery and some rock climbing. Did not think it would be to difficult but it was a great workout with…

Hot Springs Mountain

Hot Springs mountain trail has beautiful views from the top. Got to the watch tower and then rock scrambled the actual peak which is about…