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Hungry Valley SVRA

150 Years & 150 Miles Event Postponed
until August 30, 2014

California State Parks 150th Anniversary LogoThe Grand Opening of the new Hungry Valley Pavilion and Group Camp will be held on August 30, over Labor Day Weekend. We are “Celebrating 150 Years & 150 Miles” with a group trail ride that honors the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks, as well as the 150 miles of trails in Hungry Valley. Download Event Flyer.

To participate in the trail ride, folks may sign up as individuals, families, or teams to ride a trail (or several trails). The sign up will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9:30 and end at 11:00 with a tally of miles and a group photo. The group photo will go into a commemorative photo collage and sent to the participants the following week.

Other activities include a group hotdog cookout after the ride at the Hungry Valley Pavilion BBQ area (we provide the wood and grill) and a raffle for sponsor donated prizes in the afternoon with kid’s activities from 10:00 to 2:00. [Revised 5/7/14]

Welcome to Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area!

Hungry Valley SVRA is the second largest unit of California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Located in the Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles and along the Interstate 5 corridor, 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 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. 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.

Recreational Land Management

Providing long-term, sustained OHV recreation opportunity is a top priority in SVRA Management. Provisions in California law require actions to stabilize soils and to provide for healthy wildlife populations in OHV recreation areas. Projects are ongoing to stabilize soil areas by reshaping slopes, reseeding and replanting bare areas. Vegetation creates wildlife habitat while plant roots help stabilize the soil. Project areas are temporarily closed to OHV use through the use of barriers, such as fences, hay bales, brush piles and signing. Where possible, well-designed OHV trails are provided through project areas. Other project areas may be closed for a number of years before being opened again for OHV use. Your understanding and support in staying out of areas closed for restoration helps ensure OHV recreation opportunities for years to come.

Where to get help
The State Park Rangers who patrol Hungry Valley SVRA are peace officers, who are trained Emergency Medical Responders. Entrance station employees and park maintenance personnel can also summon medical help. If no State Park personnel are available, dial 911 from any telephone. Pay phones are located at many business locations in Gorman. Cellular telephone coverage is intermittent throughout most of the SVRA. There are no emergency medical facilities in Gorman. The nearest hospital to Hungry Valley SVRA is Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, located approximately 30 miles to the south in Valencia. To drive to the hospital, take Interstate Highway 5 south to the McBean Parkway exit and turn left (east) on McBean Parkway. Henry Mayo Hospital is located approximately one mile from I-5 on the left-hand side at 23845 McBean Parkway.

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24 hours a day
7 days a week

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October 1 - April 30
May 1 - September 30

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Peace Valley Road at Gold Hill Road
Gorman, CA 92343
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Gorman CA 93243

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Lebec CA 93243


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