Hungry Valley SVRA - Pronghorn Trail

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4.2/5 (18 reviews)
Santa Clarita, California (LosAngeles County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023
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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.

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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

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4.2/5 (18)
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1300
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a super fun trail to test your new off-roady SUV...until you reach The Wall. Like the review says, you either turn around or go up it. I have personally seen a T4R TRD Pro and a new Bronco Sasquatch edition successfully climb The Wall--meaning they had upgraded tires, a lift and traction control goodies. If you look online, you'll see some videos of other SUV's with road tires do it as well. I also saw a Jeep Liberty with road tires try and fail--the tires just spun on the sandstone, no grip. There are several narrow sections, so you will likely pinstripe your new paint job. Check out my video--The Wall shows up at the 9 minute mark.
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84300
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Visited: 03/17/2023

There have been a lot of different weather related closures in / at the park recently, but Hungry Valley SVRA will open on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00pm.
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84300
Open
Visited: 02/08/2023

This trail is open again.
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1500
Temporary Closure
Visited: 01/30/2023

Remains closed. Per a ranger, it is expected to be open again possibly in mid February.
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84300
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.

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