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Hungry Valley SVRA

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alt Names

Hungry Valley State Recreation Area, Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area Trails, Hungr Valley Mx, Hungry Valley SVRA, Mt. Pines, Freeman Canyon, Kinsey Ranch, Pipeline Road, Hungry Valley OHV, Gorman OHV Area, Gormon

Last Known StatusOpen

This huge area offers over 130 miles of ATV trails and numerous camping and staging opportunities.

Most of the trails are wide and smooth, consisting mostly of dry hard pack, usually without too many rocks. There are also some sand washes and short climbs. The daytime temperatures can be very hot, and there is no water and the ramadas provide very little shade so we recommend you bring extra shelter.

A mini motocross track can be found next to the Smith Forks campground and a 10 acre 4WD practice area next to Aliklik campground offers eight man-made obstacles. The Quail Canyon MX Track to the southeast is open for practice daily and can be accesses by taking the the Pronghorn Trail.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityGorman, CA
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From: Los Angeles, CA
1) Take I-5 north towards the town of Gorman, about 40 miles
2) Take exit 202
3) At base of ramp turn left (south)
4) Proceed about 250 yards
5) At the T-intersection turn right (west) on Peace Valley Road
6) Continue about 1 mile
7) Turn left on Goldhill Road
8) First staging opportunity is about .3 miles on the right (paved, with day use only). Many more staging opportunities with camping ammenities are located further in on Goldhill Road.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandState Recreation

QUALITY

Prosplenty of camping areas
Consno shade on trails, dry, hot
RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Fall/Winter

TERRAIN

Square Miles30
Miles Of Trail130
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3000 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state recreation area has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis OHV area has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis state recreation area has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine Size90 cc Max
Min Engine Size50 cc Min
Comment Mini Track

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 4/30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoQuiet Hours 10pm - 6am
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Gate Inspection
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $10.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (S)Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (661) 253-8000
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Gorman
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Gorman
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Gorman
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (S)Castiac Lake RV Park (661) 257-3340
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (S)Castiac Lake RV Park (661) 257-3340
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Gorman
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)Pyramid Lake
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (S)Pyramid Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Pyramid Lake

CONTACTS

Contact InfoHungry Valley SVRA
P.O. Box 1360
Lebec, CA 93243
(661) 248-7007
(661) 248-7013
hungryvalley@parks.ca.gov
www.parks.ca.gov
Contact InfoCA State Parks Off - Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 324-4442
ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov
www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

COMMENTS

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Trails extend throughout the valley and into the hills on both sides.

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Long sand washes like this make up the central portion of the area.

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Long easy trails like this connect each of the stagings areas, and provide access to the trails in the surrounding hills.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

Fees are charged and inspections are done at the main gate on weekends and holidays.

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Even the expert trails like this one were relatively smooth and easy.

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Scenery from Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

The mini MX track was a bit dry but it looked fun.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

Immediately after the entrance gate on the right is a paved day use area and information center.

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Some amenities at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Some terrain at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

Some steep drops like this offer a bit of a challenge, but there are no rocks to complicate things.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

Each camping/staging area offers sun shaded picnic tables and fire pits.  Some have more trees and shade than seen here.

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Some terrain at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Honda CRF Dirtbike at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Hungry Valley SVRA OHV Area

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