Applegate Hot Springs

• Applegate Hot Springs is located in Northeastern California along the Applegate Trail
• No soaking opportunities are available

Applegate Hot Springs is located in the remote corner of Northeastern California along the historic Applegate Trail. Applegate is one of many geothermal springs in the seismically active Surprise Valley.

This is a collection of hot springs gushing out of the earth's core at an extremely high temperature of over 180°F. As the steaming water flows down to the road and ranch, temperature decreases but still remains too hot to bathe in the stream. The sulfur smell is very strong.

Currently, there no soaking opportunities at this site. Potentially, this site might become a popular soaking destination with some improvement such as building a pool and piping the water from the stream.

Applegate Hot Springs is located on private land. Please do not abuse the privilege of accessing the area. No camping is allowed and be sure to pack out all trash.

Located nearby Leonards Hot Springs and Glenn’s Hot Springs are closed for public use.

Applegate Hot Springs

Applegate Hot Springs

Applegate Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 8.3 miles south of Eagleville • California • USA
Open: Year-round
Development: Undeveloped, no soaking
Accommodations: None
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None

Elevation: 4,620 ft (1,409 m)

Water T° (source): 180-185°F (82-85°C)

Directions to Applegate Hot Springs

From intersection Highway 299 and Surprise Valley Road (Road 1) in Cedarville,

  • Follow north on Surprise Valley Road 5.1 miles to Road 18 (49)
  • Turn right and travel 4.3 miles to the graded dirt road on your left
  • Take this road and go 1.2 miles to another unimproved road on the right just after the hot creek
  • Turn right and continue 1 mile to the source of the springs.

GPS: N41°36.931’ W120°06.227 | 41.615517, -120.103783

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