Hot Springs Hike With Photographer

Lake Arrowhead, United States

Experience hosted by Echo

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets and equipment

What you'll do

Summer is finally over! This experience is best in the winter but is fun during the fall or spring months too.

This hike is difficult. It requires hiking boots and good stamina. Six miles and 1,300 feet elevation change. There is a hill that is almost a sandy slide in steepness that is a quarter of a mile long and it is very challenging. We will spend about two hours hiking down and another two hours hiking back up.

The hot springs are an amazing reward for the tough hike! Six different hot pools range in temperature from 75 to 115 degrees. They are located right along the creek so you can swim in the cold water too. It's a great spot for some contrast bath therapy! This is very good for stress, soreness, blood circulation, your metabolism, and your immune system! The whole area is beautiful and a perfect place to relax. We usually have time to stay and swim for two hours.

The coldest days are the best days for this but as long as is 70 degrees or cooler in Lake Arrowhead then we can do this hike. It never gets too cold for this experience. I like it best when it's around 40 degrees out.

I will take pictures, candid and posed, to capture the memories of your day and send them to you after the hike. For more pictures look up my Instagram @echo_adventure_photography.

Please note, there will be nudists. -For a less crowded day pick a week day. -Best suited for ages 15 to 50.
Summer is finally over! This experience is best in the winter but is fun during the fall or spring months too.

This hike is difficult. It requires hiking boots and good stamina. Six miles and 1,300 feet elevation change. There is a hill that is almost a sandy slide in steepness that is a quarter of a mile long and it is very challenging. We will spend about two hours hiking down and another two hours hiking back up.

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What's included

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  • Food
    Granola Bars (feel free to bring a packed lunch)
  • Drinks
    Water Bottles (in case you don't have enough)
  • Tickets
    Adventure Pass (for the car)
  • Equipment
    Photographer (Me, I will use my camera to take candid and posed pictures of...

Meet your host, Echo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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My family moved to the mountain 20+ years ago and am so happy we did! I love exploring and photographing my beautiful mountain. We have a lot a great trails and I really enjoy helping others to get to experience the fun and excitement of hiking without fear of getting lost or stuck. By taking pictures of your hike I get to combine my passions and help you get a great souvenir!
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Where you'll be

The goal of the hike is to reach the Deep Creek Hot Springs where you can swim in the cool creek or just sit and relax in the naturally hot and soothing hot pools or chill on the sandy beach. You can practice contrast therapy or just enjoy this beautiful, hidden, natural attraction and let your stress fall away!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Samanta
October 2021
Wow all I can say it’s just wow what an awesome experience Echo is such a great person she’s so kind and patient! The hike was amazing although I’d very challenging is very rewarding at the end, you will most likely be sore but it’s very worth it amazing experience so glad I got to this with Echo! She deserves 10 stars!
Hanh
October 2021
What a special hike! The hike was not an easy one. It had a lot of ups and downs , so be prepared for a good workout. Do read Echo’s description of the hike carefully! Even though it can be tough, the reward is immense when you get to the creek. Echo was able to capture the beauty of this creek/hot springs in her photography. I love the place/experience so much that I came back for a second time within 5 days. I’m planning to come back again in November to experience the hot/cold hydrotherapy!
Chelsea
October 2021
Drove over from LA. This was such a rewarding hike! Definitely a difficult trek on the way back from the springs, but we rested long enough to recuperate before heading back. Highly recommend! Felt like I was in great hands with Echo 😊
Lawrence
October 2021
One of the best hikes of my life! The location was better than pictures could ever show, and Echo is a great guide and photographer. But be warned, this is not an easy hike. We loved the day we spent with Echo, but part of the joy (aside from the beautiful pools) was facing the challenge and being able to work through it. So if you do decide to go on this wild ride, be prepared to struggle at times - but I guarantee that at the end of the day you’ll have some amazing memories and be proud of what you accomplished.
Rebecca Lejic
May 2021
This was an amazing hike and exceeded our expectations! The hike is pretty intense, it gets steep when you get towards the spings, but the cold creek and hot springs make it all worth it when you make it. It's beautiful and we love the pictures.
Dana
May 2021
It was our second time hiking with Echo and it was a lot of fun! The hot springs is an absolutely magical place - a true spa in the desert. The hike itself is very picturesque. It’s not too long and is challenging enough for seasoned hikers. Highly recommend it!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this Experience.
Guests aged 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this Experience is extreme.

What to bring

Water Bottles (two liters)
Packed Lunch
Sunglasses (it's a very sunny hike)
Sunscreen (still a very sunny hike)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the Experience starts for a full refund.