Hot Springs Hike With Photographer

Lake Arrowhead, United States

Experience hosted by Echo

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

What you'll do

This hike is amazing but no fun on a hot day. I will be posting limited availability throughout the summer so you can still see this experience and you can maybe keep it in mind for later in the year. We will only be able to do this hike on the rare cooler summer days. This experience is best in fall, winter or spring.

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 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.

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
This hike is amazing but no fun on a hot day. I will be posting limited availability throughout the summer so you can still see this experience and you can maybe keep it in mind for later in the year. We will only be able to do this hike on the rare cooler summer days. This experience is best in fall, winter or spring.

This hike is difficult. It requires hiking boots and good stamina. Six miles and 1,300 feet elevation change. There is…

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 130 reviews.

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.
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 wo…
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!
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’…
Cristal
May 2021
Our experience was so great! We had such a great time. The water felt so refreshing and the mountain was breathtaking. Echo made sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time. At the end of the experience, the group was like a little family. We will certainly cherish these memories! I would recommend bringing water shoes additionally to hiking shoes because the rocks are very slippery.
Our experience was so great! We had such a great time. The water felt so refreshing and the mountain was breathtaking. Echo made sure everyone was comfortable and having a good tim…
Joselyn
May 2021
Honestly, I was a bit hesitant going on a hike, but I’m so glad I went. Echo was a great guide and a great photographer. Although the hike was tough, the destination was worth it! The trip was seamless from the start to the end. Echo’s instructions was easy to follow and she provided everything from the parking pass and even water and snack had we needed them! She’s also an amazing photographer! If you’re reading this review and still debating whether to take this trip; I would say do it! You won’t regret it! Thank you Echo for an amazing experience! You’re awesome!
Honestly, I was a bit hesitant going on a hike, but I’m so glad I went. Echo was a great guide and a great photographer. Although the hike was tough, the destination was worth it!…
Adriana
May 2021
I HIGHLY recommend Echo and the guided hike through the hot springs. She is such a sweet soul! First off I am not a hiker and I still made it! I would recommend shoes with a good grip because at the end there is a steep hill. Going up can be more challenging but you can do it!! She is very knowledgeable with the area and along the way tells you good facts about plants and the surrounding areas. The hike is totally worth it once you reach the hot springs! I will definitely be back and will be supporting her business. Please check her out you will not regret it!
I HIGHLY recommend Echo and the guided hike through the hot springs. She is such a sweet soul! First off I am not a hiker and I still made it! I would recommend shoes with a good g…
Shani
May 2021
SERIOUSLY AMAZING! The hot springs are absolutely incredible. Echo was a fantastic guide who made the day fun and interesting. She knew so much about the local area, trail, and hot springs itself. It was a joy to be able to relax and hike with her. The pictures she took are incredible, and it was well worth it to have her get all the stunning shots without worrying about dropping my phone in the water or miss a shot! It was a romantic adventure for my husband and I , and made new friends along the way as well. Bring water shoes to swap into if you have them- there’s lot of slippery moss in the springs (and cute tiny fish that may nibble on your toes!) This hike is not for the faint of heart, but with good shoes and balance even the toughest part is still manageable. Oh... and There ARE lots of nudists! I personally wouldn’t bring kids. We will be back to hike again with Echo, no doubt!
SERIOUSLY AMAZING! The hot springs are absolutely incredible. Echo was a fantastic guide who made the day fun and interesting. She knew so much about the local area, trail, and hot…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Water Bottles (two liters)

    Packed Lunch