The Hot Spring:
Goldbug Hot Spring is a gem at the end of a strenuous 2 mile hike with a beautiful view of a desert valley. People told us about these springs all over the western US before we visited and after soaking for 4 hours we know why. This is one of those springs that make you feel good afterward and its one of the few places that has hot, warm, and cold water in one place. Therefore you can do hot-cold therapy by rotating between the extremely hot, the cold, and the warm pool with an amazing view. Because of Goldbug's popularity there is no camping within 500 feet of the springs and the parking area is surrounded by residential homes so camping is not allowed there either.
The hot springs emerge on both sides of Warm Springs Creek in a very steep portion of the valley where the cold water is cascading down. The first hot spring is on the trail side of the creek and has the lowest flow but is the hottest keeping the water temperature at about 110 degrees F. The pool is kinda shallow with about one foot of water and is 7 feet long by 5 feet wide. The other springs are on the opposite side of the creek and have very heavy flow. The hot water mixes with the cold water and fills multiple large pools with about 101 degree F water. This water continues down the valley creating several warm pools and warm waterfalls. Between the hot pools is the cascading cold water where there are a couple places to emerge you body in the cold water or have it shower over you from a waterfall. Combine all the different water temperatures and you can soak for hours and feel rejuvenated afterward.