Hot Creek

  • With its geothermal activity, rugged scenery and thriving wildlife, Hot Creek is a destination for anglers and geo-tourists. You'll see a variety of birds, including bald eagles, heron and egrets, while the hot and cold springs bubbling up in the creek foster a rich bug population and a healthy trout habitat. Hot Creek is open year round for catch-and-release fishing with barbless hooks and is accessible from parking areas along Hot Creek Road; the main lot has bathrooms. Take the paved path into the gorge for a closer look at the geothermal pools, then continue along the hiking trail for a longer walk.

  • With its geothermal activity, rugged scenery and thriving wildlife, Hot Creek is a destination for anglers and geo-tourists. You'll see a variety of birds, including bald eagles, heron and egrets, while the hot and cold springs bubbling up in the creek foster a rich bug population and a healthy trout habitat. Hot Creek is open year round for catch-and-release fishing with barbless hooks and is accessible from parking areas along Hot Creek Road; the main lot has bathrooms. Take the paved path into the gorge for a closer look at the geothermal pools, then continue along the hiking trail for a longer walk.

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  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 7500 ft are still covered in snow. Please check back for updates.

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