Hiker Heaven 2020

BnB Transition Update

Hiker Heaven continues working to transition from its years functioning as a free-to-all hostel to a revamped pay-for-stay AirBnB. At present we do not anticipate having our listing live or available until sometime in April.

We are not taking advance reservations and will not be open or providing any services for guests until we go live with our listing on AirBnB. We want to leverage the reservation engine on AirBnB so the process is automated and we are not managing multiple individual requests which then have to be input onto the availability calendar. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition.

We are happy to promote the other AirBnB listings in Acton, Agua Dulce, and nearby towns if you need/want somewhere to stay and our Hiker Heaven’s BnB is not available.

Camping alternatives include the KOA in Acton, or the group camp area at Vasquez Rocks (NOTE: only if it is not in use by groups with paid reservations). Camping is not allowed elsewhere in the park.

Uber and Lyft both provide service to Acton & Agua Dulce. Cell service is better in Agua Dulce than down in Soledad Canyon, but signal can be found upslope.

Hiker Heaven will only be holding packages for guests with reservations under the new format, and as previously stated reservations won’t be available until sometime in April. Probably best not to mail your box here until you have a confirmation.

As a reminder, resupply and mail can be sent to either the KOA in Acton, which is directly on the trail but charges a fee for storing and holding boxes; or the Acton US Post Office, 5.6 miles to the east, which is hitchable or walkable.

Other options include shopping at the Acton Market (there are two across the street from each other near the PO), or taking an Uber or Lyft into larger towns like Santa Clarita or Palmdale. Hikers generally get a group together to keep the costs down.

Vons grocery store delivers to Agua Dulce (but not Acton), and they waive the delivery fee for your first order. There is no longer a grocery store in Agua Dulce, and the Sweetwater Bar & Grill closed recently as well. Fortunately there are three open restaurants right on the trail through Agua Dulce. One serves breakfast. There are hiker-type items and fuel available at the hardware store. The general store is a small convenience store, and under new ownership.

We are very much looking forward to announcing our live listing. Meanwhile, please feel free to email any unanswered questions to me directly through this website. Wishing you all the best as you plan and prepare for your hike. The dreaming and remembering are worth the doing.

L-Rod

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