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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Hiking enthusiasts will be excited to find a segment of the beautiful and historical Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (or PCT ) nearby. The Pacific Crest Trail is one of our National Scenic Trails and extends through California from Mexico to Canada. The 80 mile segment traversing through Plumas County offers changes in elevation ranging from 2400 to 7000 feet. Surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada's and Cascade ranges, this foot and horseback only trail, has something to offer the casual stroller, or the serious hiker.

Because of the rich volcanic soil, elevation, and rainfall, this segment of the PCT produces lush forests which serves as home to a variety of wildlife including raccoon, mink, fox, bobcat, bear, and of course deer. The plantlife is equally as varied and interesting with lupine, paintbrush, columbine and gooseberry.

St. Bernard Lodge is conveniently located 1.4 miles west of the trail crossing Highway 36. This is a great halfway stopping point for hikers traveling the full distance from Mexico to Canada.

If you find that you only have 7 - 8 days to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the trail from Belden to Burney Falls is an excellent choice. The total stretch is about 134 miles with the lodge falling about 46 miles from Belden and 91 miles from Burney Falls.

The lodge also allows our guests to leave a car on the property for up to two weeks while hiking this section of the trail.