Deep Creek Hot Springs is a natural hot springs near the Apple Valley an hour and a half from Big Bear (or 2.5 hours from LA). Here, you’ll find jacuzzi-looking rock tubs and will likely encounter a few nudists, though most people are in swimwear.
For guys, I recommend changing into your trunks after the hike. Bathing suits + hiking = chaffing.
Upon arrival to the site, you’ll find a creek and few different rock pools with each ranging in temperature from icy cold to sauna hot.
There are two ways to get to the springs. One way via Bowen Ranch has a $5 per car entry fee and an easier, albeit still taxing hike. However, recent Yelp reviews suggest that the entry and parking situation is a bit dicey.
These directions are for my preferred path, which has no entrance fee but adds about a half-mile to the hike. Be warned: the hills on the trail are some of the steepest in the region.
SCREENSHOT THESE DIRECTIONS: Hike to Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bradford Ridge Path