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Hill Top Hot Springs



Aptly named, Hill Top Hot Springs is a man-made stone pool that sits atop a small hill and offers bathers a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. This view is particularly striking in the winter time when mountains are covered in snow.

The pool itself if fed by a pipe from a nearby stream of steamy hot water, the flow of which can be controlled to regulate the temperature of the tub. This tub is approximately 7 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep an ideal size and depth for a relaxing soak with a few friends. The raised stone edges of the pool also make for a nice place to lean your head when ready to kickback extra hard.


  • Located in the hot spring-strewn valley across hwy 395 from Mammoth Lakes, CA Easily accessible via car and a quick 300-yard stroll from the parking area.
  • With it’s close proximity to the main road, this spring tends to get crowded so prepare to share or arrive early in the morning or late at night.
  • Temperature control!
  • 360 panoramic views of the mountains.
  • World class skiing during the day followed by all night natural hot springs soaks is an option here.
  • Popular tub for locals and tourists alike. Prepare to make new friends.
  • Bring plenty of water for drinking as none is available out here.