Azusa Canyon SVRA

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5/5 (11 reviews)
Azusa, California (Los Angeles County)
Last Updated: 06/13/2023
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Mud Category Icon Mud
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Mud... and lots of it. Azusa Canyon is an infamous OHV area for its very large mud pits that are deep enough to swallow a monster truck. Even though many people go out to this area in their Razors, 4x4, and quads to play in the dirt and hills, most people find themselves heading to the south end of the park to the mud pits where the action is always at. Saturdays in Azusa are rather quiet, but Sundays starting around noon get absolutely crazy.

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Over 160 acres of rock crawling, mud, sandy river bottom await drivers of 2, 3 and 4-wheeled OHVs. The OHV and obstacle course areas are open Saturday's, Sundays, and major holidays at 8 a.m. t0 4:30 pm. ALL VISITORS MUST EXIT BY 4:30. A fee of $8.75 for each primary vehicle and $5 for each secondary vehicle is charged for entry into the San Gabriel OHV Area. Entrance permits may not be purchased without proper vehicle registration, approved spark arrester or muffler system, and any other protective equipment required by the State of California for off-highway vehicle operation. Open wood fires and charcoal barbecues are not permit­ted within the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area. Regulations: All vehicles are subject to search prior to entry. The possession of alcoholic beverages is pro­hibited at all times. All ATVs and motorcycles must be equipped with approved spark arresters, proper­ly installed and maintained. Approved muffler systems are required on all motorized vehicles. All vehicles must be currently registered: green or red stickers (seasonally) for off-highway vehi­cles; regular state registration is required for street-legal 4 wheel drive vehicles. Obey the 15 mph speed law when driving in the Staging Area and parking lot or within 50 feet of any person or property. The discharge of firearms or fireworks is pro­hibited at all times. All vehicles must exit the area by posted hours. The state Vehicle Code applies and is enforced. Vehicles and swimming are not allowed in San Gabriel Reservoir.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (11)
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/02/2024

The OHV park is closed due to extensive flooding per.. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices/?aid=86243
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - George Deyarmond
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - George Deyarmond
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142950
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/13/2023

The area is open again on the weekends
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142950
Temporary Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/26/2023

Some water placement issues
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun little park that can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. Get stuck in mud, have fun with water crossings, run up or down shallow or steep hills, Baja run through sand. There’s a little bit of everything here.
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - James C
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - James C
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Open
Visited: 05/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I visited today and 2 weeks ago. It's an amazing trail that even smaller crossovers and SUVs with street tires do it, and they don't even air down. The obstacle course is always fun to do, the water crossing is a nice treat and getting stuck in the mud just for the hell of it, is fun. But beware, only purposefully get stuck if there's someone who can get you out. Good thing is, there's always people around with winches and/or ropes that will happily help you expecting nothing in return.
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - Andres Garcia
Trail Review: Azusa Canyon SVRA - Andres Garcia
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