Hot Creek Geological Site

Hot Creek Hatchery Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Local phone: 760-924-5500

Dates Closed: December through April

Accessibility: .4 mile (.64 km) round-trip walk on a steep, paved,dirt path. Directions: Take US 395 south, turn left towards Mammoth Yosemite Airport, take 2nd right and follow the signs 3 miles (4.8 km) on unpaved, maintained road. Parking lot will be on your left.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 172 reviews

Interesting place to visit in Mammoth
It's a nice drive on a fairly easy dirt road to reach the area. The creek is visible from the parking lot, but the downhill walk on the paved trail gets you a better view. There are steam vents and...
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Very cool. GO!
I've seen a few hot springs, but I really enjoyed this site. It's not far from the main highway, 395, and you can actually hike down to/ among the hot springs which I did not expect. The hike...
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Expected a bit more
It was extremely hot and there really wasn't much to see. The pools were interesting but you really can't get too close to them.
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Hiking & Backpacking




Takes 1 - 2 hours