The Bradford Ridge Trail (Two and a half miles long ) is a great option for people wishing to access Deep Creek Hot Springs who live in the Inland Empire and LA areas. From off of the 210 FWY, just east of HWY 15, you take HWY 18 up into the mountains, then take HWY 189 through Twin Peaks, go to Grass Valley Rd and follow it northerly until it reaches HWY 173. turn left and follow it to just before the pavement ends. HWY 173 is closed by a gate past here, and the four and a half mile dirt section leading down towards the high desert is not open for travel now. At this point, a couple hundred yards or so from where the pavement ends there is a concrete bridge that goes over Kinely Creek. You will park at the side of the road by this bridge, and the Bradford Ridge Trail starts on the north and right side of this bridge. It is well traveled and you should find it easily. The trail follows along Kinely Creek on the east side of it for the first 25 minutes of hiking, then the trail veers away from this creek off to the right crossing over some hills before you reach a high point and begin to descend into the Deep Creek Canyon. After going downhill for about 15 minutes you will ( if you notice it ) come to a split in the trail. One which goes right which is steeper but a shorter route to Deep Creek Hot Springs (Saving about 10 minutes ), or straight ahead which goes down the Bradford Ridge. Both trails end at the Pacific Crest Trail, and when you reach it in both cases you go right, upstream direction, and you will arrive at the springs shortly. Remember landmarks if its your first time down this trail so that you will be ok finding your way back out. For those wishing to access this trail from the high desert its the same directions. Travel HWY 138 by Silverwood Lake, then pass by Lake Gregory on Lake Gregory Drive which will take you to the intersection of HWY 18 and Grass Valley Rd, then follow the directions that I gave above from there.