Hungry Valley SVRA 4x4 Practice Area

Santa Clarita, California (LosAngeles County)

Last Updated: 01/26/2020
4.4 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.2 miles
Highest Elevation: 3481 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 5 minutes
Shape of Trail: Loop
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Santa Clarita
Nearest Town w/ Services: Santa Clarita
Official Road Name: 4WD Practice Area
Management Agency: State of California
District: State Parks
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Highlight: Hungry Valley SVRA 4x4 Practice Area
The 4x4 Practice Area is a collection of 4x4 specific obstacles 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 this designated 4 wheel drive practice area. This practice area is the place to find out what your rig can do when you shift the transfer case into 4-low and lock up the axles.



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1. Practice Area Entrance (0 mi)
The entrance to the 4x4 Practice Area is off Hungry Valley Road, on the southwest side. Look for the gate and signs next to the Aliklik campground.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.724417, -118.864930

Starting Point: Santa Clarita

From Santa Clarita; Follow I-5 north for about 26 miles. Take exit 195 for Smokey Bear Road. Turn left onto Smokey Bear Road. Turn left onto Pyramid Lake Road. Turn right onto Hungry Valley Road. After 1.2 miles on Hungry Valley Road, stop at the south entrance kiosk and pay the ranger $5 ($10 if you are camping). Continue straight for 3.2 miles until you see the 4x4 practice area on your left side, just after the Aliklik campground.



Trail Reviews (5)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Perfect place to enjoy a weekend or a day!!! The obstacles are a blast to do and put your rig through some tests as well as your abilities. Be coming back here again as a few of my friends are getting into the off-road life and I think this would be a great place for them to learn

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Had some fun on the obstacles here. We played a little on the steps, some of the rock piles and the sluice. They filled in some dirt around the base of the steps making them much easier now.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
These practice areas are always a little cheesy, but they always make me smile and I have fun. :-P

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
They changed up the mud pit. Looks much easier now.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I had a few hours to spare on Sunday afternoon, so I took the Jeep up to the Hungry Valley 4x4 practice area to flex the suspension and stuff the tires. The obstacles at this off road park really make it easy to fully flex the Old Man Emu suspension on this Jeep Wrangler. After the 4x4 obstacles, I made a quick run through Homestead Trail and up Freeman Canyon. Hungry Valley is in a great location for me to make a quick trip like this. While not the best place to wheel, it’s nice to have something like this nearby.

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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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