The cluster of really cool (but actually hot) hot springs scattered throughout the valley across highway 395 from Mammoth Lakes, CA is the highest concentration of geothermal springs in the whole state. But of all those springs, some easy to find and some requiring local knowledge and 4-wheel drive, Wild Willy’s is the biggest.
One reason this epic, group-sized pool is an Alite favorite, is that you can camp for free anywhere along the trailhead parking area. Wild Willy’s boast two large pools and a hot stream to choose from. Both pools are big enough for you and a few friends to enjoy a relaxing soak while taking in expansive views of the sagebrush plains and surrounding mountains. Bring plenty of water to drink and maybe some cold ones too.