|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
|Highest Elevation:||3597 feet|
|Duration:||About 50 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Connector|
|Best Direction to Travel:||North|
|Nearest Town:||Santa Clarita|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Santa Clarita|
|Official Road Name:||Pronghorn Trail|
The Rock Wall Climb at Waypoint 2 makes Pronghorn Trail one of the harder and more popular trails in the Hungry Valley SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Area). Hungry Valley is just outside of the Gorman and Frazier Park mountain communities in Southern California. Over 130 miles of motorcycle, ATV and 4x4 trails spiderweb throughout this 19,000 acre park. The park's trails include hill climbs, sand washes, wide dirt trails, narrow off-camber shelf roads and a designated 4 wheel drive practice area.
Typically, more rock or undulated road surface. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 18" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 18" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 36" inches. Tire placement becomes more difficult. Can be steep and off-camber.Read more about our rating system
The Pronghorn trailhead is on the northwest side of Pipeline Road. Watch for a break in the bushes and a sign at the center of the Y leading into Pronghorn.
This is the reason you run Pronghorn. Or, maybe the reason you don't complete it. This steep, long rock face is what gives this trail a technical rating of 5. There is no bypass around this obstacle, unless you skip the entire south half of the trail.
Continue straight to stay on Pronghorn Trail. The motocross track, flush toilets and sinks with running water are to your left.
Continue straight to stay on Pronghorn Trail. The gate on the west side of the trail is the East Leg of the Quail Pass North Loop (currently closed). Just ahead is where the trail turns to a narrow shelf road.
This turnout has space for 3-4 vehicles. This is a good place to stop and look ahead at how the trail cuts into the side of the hills.
One last tight turn and a Steep Drop mark the end of the moderate section of this trail. It is easy riding from here on out.
Continue straight (the middle trail) to stay on Pronghorn Trail.
Pronghorn Trail ends at this locked gate. Cow Trail is to the left / north. This part of Cow Trail will loop back to Powerline Road, just northwest of Waypoint 7.
Starting Point: Santa Clarita
There are multiple campgrounds scattered throughout Hungry Valley. All include tables, shade, fire-rings and vault toilets. All, with the exception of the Honey Valley Group Camp, are first come, first served and $10 per night, paid at the park entrance. The more desirable campgrounds here are Circle Canyon and Cottonwood Campground which have hills surrounding them, providing natural noise and wind barriers.