Lodging at and Around the Start/Finish Line
*PLEASE CHECK ALL LODGING & CAMPSITES WELL BEFORE RACE DAY TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE OPEN
AND/OR HAVE AVAILABILITY. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK PRICING.
Cherry Hill Campground*: Lassen National Forest - $14/night - first come, first serve - approx 10-15 minutes from start/finish line (Loco Challenge) & 20-25 minutes (Little Loco & Forest Ranch 4).
Butte Meadows Campground*: Lassen National Forest - $12/night - first come, first serve - approx 5 minutes from start/finish line.
For more information on both campgrounds, check here.
* Please Note: These campgrounds are not officially open during the Little Loco & Forest Ranch 4. Dry camping at the start/finish line is typically available. Please check in with race director to verify.
Basic Cabins (bring your own sleeping bag and pillow for beds):
Bambi Inn: Address: 7436 Humboldt Rd, Forest Ranch, CA 95942 Phone: (530) 873-4125
The Mercantile: Address: 7473 Humboldt Rd, Forest Ranch, CA 95942 Phone: (530) 873-5016
Both options are located within a 5-minute drive (1ish miles) to the Loco Challenge start/finish line & 15ish minute drive to start/finish line for the Little Loco & Forest Ranch 4.
Hotels in Chico (located approximately 45-1 hour from start/finish line):
Oxford Suites: Address: 2035 Business Ln, Chico, CA 95928 Phone: (530) 899-9090
Hampton Inn & Suites: 1651 Springfield Dr, Chico, Ca 95928 Phone: (530)235-3505
Double Tree by Hilton: Address: 685 Manzanita Ct, Chico, CA 95926 Phone: (530) 345-2491
Best Western Heritage Inn: Address: 25 Heritage Ln, Chico, CA 95926 Phone: (530) 894-8600
*Chico has a lot of affordable, but seedy/questionable hotels and motels. For the love of Loco, please due your research. The 4 hotels listed have been safe and affordable choices for previous runners looking for hotel rooms before or after their race, but YOU should do YOUR OWN research.
You might have luck checking out AirBnbs in Butte Meadows, Forest Ranch & Chico.