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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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.
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
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.
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.