• Fales Hot Springs was a popular hot spring resort in the past
• Bathing is possible in the pool by a highway
A popular hot spring resort in the past, Fales Hot Springs is located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, 13.5 miles west of the town of Bridgeport. Now, all that is left of the resort is on private property and no public access is available. No Trespassing signs have been posted.
The extremely hot mineral water is emerging from the source which is located on private land and flows down beneath the highway through a large pipe into a pool and then into a ditch. Bathing is possible in the pool near the road. However, the water cools rapidly and when it reaches the pool, it might be too cold. According to hot springs visitors, at the beginning of April the temperature was 65°F and in July - about 90°F. Algae and ticks have been reported. Overall, it is not a great soaking destination.
The hot spring is not visible from the road. Set your odometer to 0 at Bridgeport. Travel 13.3 miles west to the former hot spring resort - fenced building on the left (south), then continue the next 0.3 miles to a gravel pullout on the right (north). This is a point where the creek runs under the highway.
Fales Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 13.5 miles west of Bridgeport • California • USA
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle when the road is dry
Restrictions: No camping
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 7,200 ft (2,195 m)