Hot Springs Trail

Proposed as a National Scenic Trail, this 2,421.4 mile backpacking trail runs from Santa Barbara to Canada, passing 96 hot springs along the way.

Part 1 – The Coast Connect Trail
Part 2 – The High Sierra Hot Springs Trail
Part 3 – The Nevada Trail
Part 4 – The Idaho Soaktennial Trail

For North-bound hikers, Bear Canisters are required beginning at Kernville, CA and ending at Mammoth Lakes. There are two shops in Mammoth Lakes that carry BearVaults, as well as retailers in many towns along the 395 between them. Find a BearVault retailer here. *Shipping your pre-packed BearVault to Kernville may be a good option here.

More information on this outstanding new route can be found at