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A Pacific Crest Trail hostel Mile 298.5(Nobo)

Hostel California

Lake Arrowhead, CA



Hello! My name is Marshall "California Chrome" Travis and I am starting a new hostel in the San Bernardino mountains at Lake Arrowhead, California. With a lot of support from my family, I have created Hostel California; dedicated to helping thru-hikers along their journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.

In 2021, I completed my Triple Crown of the AT, PCT, and the CDT, and since then have been looking for a way to pay forward all the help and trail magic I received along the way. It was during a thru-hike with my brother Eric on the PCT, that I realized the need for more accommodations along the PCT for hikers to stay a night or two. So Hostel California was born! All the comforts of home including 9 beds, laundry, hot showers, WiFi, and a full kitchen, all at affordable rates. I will be providing a complimentary pickup and dropoff shuttle from the Deep Creek/Splinters Cabin trailhead on mile 298.5 Nobo (2,355.1 SoBo) of the Pacific Crest Trail. I will also be happy to shuttle hikers (time and gas permitting!) to other nearby trailheads as necessary.


- Marshall Travis

Photo: Marshall "California Chrome" Travis at Northern Terminus PCT

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