Hungry Valley SVRA - Pronghorn Trail

3.7/5 (14 reviews)
Santa Clarita, California (LosAngeles County)
Last Updated: 01/22/2023
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Trail Information


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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Pronghorn Trail starts as an easy, soft, sandy road, breaking off from the easy-going Pipeline Road. At about a quarter mile in, the ease of this trail fades. Gradual increases in elevation turn into short saddle sections, tight hill-cut turns and increasingly bumpy terrain. Once you think you have gotten the hang of this trail it reminds you otherwise with the Rock Wall Climb at Waypoint 2. This climb has no bypass. Go up it or turn around. Once up and over, the hardest part is behind you, but there are still more climbs, descents, tight turns and narrow shelves to come. Between Quail Pass at Waypoint 4 and the Steep Drop at Waypoint 6, Pronghorn Trail becomes a narrow shelf road zig-zagging through steep mountain sides. While not difficult, the thought of going off the side here is enough to add some pucker factor. Hungry Valley SVRA park fees are $5 for the day or $10 overnight per vehicle and whatever you might be towing / hauling. The closest gas stations are at the Gorman exit, off interstate 5, less then 2 miles from the north entrance to the park. Hungry Valley SVRA map More information on Hungry Valley SVRA

Trail Reviews

4.1/5 (14 reviews)
G. Martin
Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 01/22/2023

Temporary closure. Hungry Valley SVRA remains closed due to extensive damage from the recent storms. The campgrounds have been cleared of debris. Work is underway to reopen the park as soon as it is safe.
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 01/22/2023

Hungry Valley is currently temporarily closed due to a number of mud slides after the series of rain storms that passed through last week.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

the wall point is very technical, is better have a 35' wheel to do it more easy
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/10/2021

The full length of the trail is not open. There was a fire in the north part of the park. You can do the southern part of the trail up to the motorcycle track area "Quail Canyon Motocross" but you need to return the way you came because all the other trails leaving Quail Canyon area are closed. You can still get to the hill climb that is the main attraction of this trail. The hill climb at way-point 2 is the only difficult part of the trail. It took 2 attempts to find the right line but we made it to the top.
G. Martin
Official Crew
Status: Partially Open
Visited: 07/09/2021

The park is open again, but this trail closed at waypoint 3.

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