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Big Bear Hostel

  • Southern California
  • 34° 14'35.07"N 116° 54'34.30"W
  • 6 miles
  • Approximately 265 trail miles
  • Yes

Post Office

The Big Bear Hostel will hold your packages for free and has better hours than the Post Office -- but only if you are staying with them at the hostel. They are located at 527 Knickerbocker Rd. Their phone number is (909) 866-8900. Mail your package to the address above. If you are not staying at the hostel, please mail your package to the Big Bear Lake PO, or the Big Bear City PO. The MARTA local bus service will drop you off across the street from the hostel at the corner of Big Bear Blvd (Highway 18) and Knickerbocker Rd. A free shuttle to the hostel is often available from all areas in Big Bear Lake. Call the hostel for more info.

Mailing Address

Your Name
C/O Adventure Hostel
PO BOX 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1951

Camp Stove Fuels

  • White Gas
  • Isobutane-Propane
  • Alcohol

Fuel can be found at Big 5.

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Gorilla Ultralight Backpack - Gear Guide for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Are you all set on gear for the Pacific Crest Trail? Check out our Ultimate Gear Guide for the PCT ->