Applegate Trail/Double Hot Springs/Black Rock Hot Springs

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This trail runs along the eastern side of the Black Rock Desert playa. It follows the historic Applegate/California Trail and passes Double Hot Springs, historic boiling hot springs that pioneers used to wash clothes and cook food. The Black Rock Hot Springs are cool enough to soak in. Both hot springs have dispersed camping areas. The road is flat and relatively easy, albeit bumpy, due to the natural gullies formed from the water coming off the mountains.