Best trails in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, California? AllTrails has 5 great views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area ranging from 5.7 to 13.8 miles and from 3,018 to 4,511 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Hungry Valley is the second largest unit of California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Located in Gorman, 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 55 miles south of Bakersfield, Hungry Valley offers 19,000 acres and more than 130 miles of scenic trails for motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dune buggies, and 4x4 recreation. All levels of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) operator skills will be challenged by the wide variety of terrain and trails at Hungry Valley SVRA. Elevations at Hungry Valley range from 3,000 to nearly 6,000 feet. Occasional snowfalls 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. Nighttime temperatures often drop below freezing in the spring and fall, as well as during the winter. The wide variety of trails at Hungry Valley provides excitement for both beginner and experienced off-roaders. A four-wheel drive obstacle course and a one-mile long practice track for motorcycles 100cc or larger are open to the public. There is also a practice mini-track for beginning riders on ATVs and motorcycles up to 90cc. The track is located at the Smith Forks campground. The Quail Canyon Special Use Area is open to the public and has three tracks to accommodate most ages and rider abilities. There is a large motocross track, a vintage track, and a Pee Wee track. All off-road vehicles used in the park must be equipped with a spark arrestor and must have either a current highway registration or current off-highway vehicle green or red sticker. Red sticker riding season is October 1 - April 30. All operators must wear appropriate safety equipment.
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#1 - Hungry Valley SVRA Loop from Edison Canyon Campground
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Length: 12.9 mi
This loop traverses several trails in the Hungry Valley SVRA. There are many trailheads and trails in this area so best to download a map ahead of time!Show more
#2 - Pronghorn OHV Trail from Quail Canyon Road
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Length: 5.9 mi
This is a popular off-road driving area. There are many trails in this area. This route can also be started on Hungry Valley Road on the southern end.Show more
#3 - Pronghorn OHV Trail from Hungry Valley Road
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Length: 5.7 mi
Trail has one steep rocky climb which may be almost impossible to get up without some big tires and lockers due to the erosion, but is not too hard to get down. Has some sandy sections and fun windingShow more
#4 - Pronghorn, Pipeline, Freeman, Badlands, and Cow Trails OHV Loop
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Length: 10.8 mi
This trail starts in the Quail Canyon Special Events Area off of I-5. This loop can also be started off of Hungry Valley Road.Show more
#5 - Hungry Valley SVRA Loop from Lane Ranch Campground
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
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Length: 13.8 mi
This loop traverses several different trails within the Hungry Valley SVRA. This loop is accessed off of Hungry Valley Road, at the Lane Ranch Campground. There are many trailheads and trails in this Show more