Spring Break in the Desert: Places to Hike

Four locations to go hiking over Spring break

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Spring Break in the Desert: Places to Hike

The sun is shown shining over the desert.

The sun is shown shining over the desert.

Alissa Paz

The sun is shown shining over the desert.

Alissa Paz

Alissa Paz

The sun is shown shining over the desert.

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Over Spring Break, getting out of the house is something that is necessary for everyone. While it may be hard to come up with ideas of places to go, hiking is quite a simple activity to do and can be fairly enjoyable. It is something that you can do without having to spend too much money and can be fun to do with friends. Hiking also allows for you do some exploring and discover different forms of wildlife while getting your exercise in. If you are looking for places to hike in the desert, here are a few trails you may want to give a try. 

Deep Creek Hot Springs

Deep Creek Hot Springs is a 3.6 mile trail and is open from 7AM to 5PM. It is located in San Bernardino National Forest and there are plenty of willows and trees to look at and discover. Typically there are five to six hot spring pools to be seen there, which visitors will sometimes get into and enjoy the warm water which temperature ranges from 100-105 degrees.This trail is great for families as it is kid and dog friendly. 

Aztec Falls

This 1.3 mile trail is also part of the San Bernardino National Forest and features a waterfall as well as natural pools. There are plenty of cliffs and beautiful scenery to look at as you are on the trail. There is a $5 parking fee that must be paid to enter the area but the hike is worth the money. 

Heart Rock

This hiking spot is located in Crestline which is in the San Bernardino Mountains and is about a 1.5 mile trail. There is a waterfall here that is about 25 feet high, and near this waterfall is a rock that has a perfect cut out of a heart. There are many trees as well as a river that leads you toward the location of the waterfall. The scenery is picture perfect and a great place to get a piece of mind and be one with nature. 

Bonita Vista Hiking Trail

This trailhead is a bit complicated in comparison to the others being that it has no marked trails. Here there are many plants, birds, and other wildlife to discover. After some hiking the San Bernardino mountains and scenery can be seen and enjoyed. 

Lovely trail. It’s nice to see some grassy hillsides here in the desert. The views along the ridge are well worth the short hike,” says Google user Jacob Goodwin about the hiking trail.

Hiking is an activity that gets you outdoors and is a simple way to get some exercise. Before going on a hike, make sure to wear the proper attire and take plenty of water to drink. When hiking make sure to watch out for cliffs and any plants or animals that may be harmful. Also make sure to tell your family or friends about what location you will be going to and around how long you will be there just in case there is an emergency and you do not have service. 

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