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Hungry Valley

Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area offers 19,000 acres and over 130 miles of scenic trails for motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dune buggies, and 4x4 recreation. Hungry Valley crosses both the Angeles National Forest and Los Padres National Forest. The main entrance to Hungry Valley is located on Peace Valley Road in the city of Gorman.

For experienced OHVers challenging trails can be found in the hills and sand washes of the back- country section of the SVRA. Beginners can enjoy the scenery and relative ease of the trails in the Native Grasslands Management Area. Trails in the adjoining Los Padres National Forest are recommended for experienced riders only.

Over 4,000 acres are available for open riding in Hungry Valley. OHV use in this zone is not restricted to designated trails and is allowed in virtually all locations within this zone. The open riding zone contains a variety of terrain, from flat areas and sand washes to rolling hills and steep hill climb areas.

Developed trails have been named and are signed with white trailside markers. A mini-track is open for public use near the Smith Forks Campground. The one acre mini-track is completely fenced off from the general riding area and is designed specifically for beginning riders on 90cc or smaller motorcycles and ATVs. The track contains a series of twists, turns and small jumps and is an ideal area for parents to supervise young riders developing their riding skills in a controlled, safe environment.

A 10 acre site adjacent to the Aliklik Campground has been developed to provide an area where 4-wheel drive enthusiasts may test their personal capabilities and that of their vehicles. The practice area contains eight man-made features that replicate conditions and terrain found throughout California's back-country.

Hungry Valley Camping

Camping is available in over 2000 acres throughout the Open Use/Camping Zone at Hungry Valley SVRA. Ten semi-developed campgrounds are furnished with a vault restroom and refuse disposal container. Each of the 150 campsites features a shade ramada, picnic table, and a fire ring. Neither drinking nor non-potable water is available anywhere within the recreation area - water will need to be in containers and brought into the park.

Hungry Valley Weather

Elevations at Hungry Valley range from 3,000 to nearly 6,000 feet. Occasional snow falls occur during the winter. Summers are most often hot, dry and dusty. The most pleasant times of the year for OHV fun are during the Spring and Fall months when the temperatures are mild and occasional rain showers make for good traction and reduced dust. Night-time temperatures often drop below freezing in the spring and fall months, as well as during the winter.

Quail Canyon Off-Road Event

The Quail Canyon Off-Road Event Area is located in the eastern portion of Hungry Valley SVRA and contains the Quail Canyon Motocross Track. Use of the closed course Motocross track is open to the public unless there is a race or other special event scheduled.

Hungry Valley Wild Flowers

The wildflowers of Tejon Pass are world renown for their color and abundance. In spring, California Poppies, Goldfields, Lupine, Tidy Tips and other flowers turn the grassy hillsides brilliant shades of orange, yellow and purple. During wildflower season, Hungry Valley SVRA has a self-guided tour route that begins at the Visitor Center and is marked by distinctive blue and white flower signs.

The park annually publishes an informative guide to the native wildflowers of the Tejon Pass. These guides are available Monday through Friday at the Hungry Valley District office located at 46001 Orwin Way, Gorman, CA or at the Visitor Center and entrance stations on the weekends.

In the height of blossom, two-hour guided tours by rangers are available on the weekends. Park Staff led tours are scheduled to start on April 12 at 11:00 am, depending on the wildflower bloom. Visitors are asked to meet at the Hungry Valley Visitor Center parking lot past the north entrance station off of Peace Valley Road. Weekly updates on the wildflower bloom are provided every Thursday afternoon during the wildflower season.

Wildflower enthusiasts are encouraged to call the numbers listed below, the district office at (661) 248-7007 or to check this webpage before visiting the park for an update on the availability of tours and the most current flower conditions. Admission to the park is $5.

Visit the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation website for the most recent California wildflower updates in Hungry Valley.

California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation website

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From Los Angeles - Take Interstate I-5 north to the Gorman exit. Turn left on Gorman School Road. Turn right on Peace Valley Road. Follow Peace Valley Road until you reach the Hungry Valley SVRA entrance sign on your left.

From Bakersfield - Take Interstate I-5 south to the Frazier Mountain Park exit. Go west on Frazier Mountain Park Road to the first stop sign and turn left on Peace Valley Road. Follow Peace Valley Road until you reach the Hungry Valley SVRA entrance sign on your right.

More Information

For more information on Hungry Valley camping, clothing and equipment, Hungry Valley maps, SVRA rules and regulations, trail difficulty ratings, wildflower updates, and weather conditions, visit the following links or call the Hungry Valley California Vehicle Recreation Area office.

Hungry Valley Map – Campgrounds and Trails

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Hungry Valley Regional Map

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Hungry Valley Clothing and Equipment

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Hungry Valley Rules of the Road

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Hungry Valley Recreation

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Hungry Valley Website

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California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation – Hungry Valley

Hungry Valley SVRA Office
Telephone: (661) 248-7007
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week




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