Hot Spring Adventures

Willett Hot Spring

Willett Hot Spring

Location: Ojai, California

Spring Type(s): man-made

Temperature Range: 103-104 F

Clothing Optional: Yes

Spring Description:
Willett Hot Spring has a source which flows into a 10 feet in diameter 3 feet deep plastic tub which some believe was brought in by helicopter.   The closest trail head is 9.5 miles away over moderate terrain.  During the summer, the air temperatures can get above 100 degrees and drinking water sources can dry up or get very murky. It is best to visit between November and early May.  The mosquitos can be very annoying in the Spring and Summer months.

Lodging/Camping Options:
There is an official campground within 2 miles of the trail head called Middle Lion.  Closest motel is at least 40 minutes away.