Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur Located approximately 10 miles from the Big Sur Park Trailhead and along the Pine Ridge Trail in the scenic Ventana Wilderness in California is the soothing and relaxing Sykes Hot Springs. Sykes Hot Springs is one of the foremost geothermal springs in California and is a major attraction for people who just want to Read more...
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California Lying deep in the Los Padres National Forest is a place filled with tranquility, peace and beauty. Tassajara Hot Springs is a Buddhist Monastery that opens their doors to visitors each summer. One can explore the Zen teachings, take part in meditation, guest lectures, hiking, relaxing, and of course hot springs. First enjoyed Read more...
No Soap or Shampoo!
Public hot springs in California are not bathing facilities and do not have ‘plumbing’ like that of commercial, improved hot springs.
Soap and shampoo (including bio soap and shampoo) do not breakdown naturally and pollute our fragile ecosystems.
FYI, this is also illegal in most wilderness and public lands areas. Please report suspicious activity to public lands officials.
Leave No Trace
It is important to remember when visiting hot springs in California or any state to leave them in better shape than when you arrived.