Armed with my new map from the Montecito Trails Foundation, I was able to find the hot springs for which the trail is named, as well as the ruins of an old resort. I also looped around on a few nearby trails.
This abandoned road runs right above the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and the trail to the previously hiked Bridge to Nowhere. The highlight of the day was passing through two long tunnels. How often do you get to do something like that without having to worry about getting hit by a car? The views were obscured by cloudy weather, but having cooler temps was an acceptable trade.