North of Los Angeles near Santa Clarita, the Hungry Valley State Recreation Area has 19,000 acres of riding with 130 miles of ATV trails.
Elevations at Hungry Valley range from 3,000 to nearly 6,000 feet. Occasional snow falls occur during the winter. Summers are most often hot, dry and dusty. The most pleasant times of the year for OHV fun are during the Spring and Fall months when the temperatures are mild and occasional rain showers make for good traction and reduced dust. Night-time temperatures often drop below freezing in the Spring and Fall, as well as during the Winter.
The wide variety of trails at Hungry Valley provide excitement for both beginner and experienced off-roaders. For experienced OHVers challenging trails can be found in the hills and sand washes of the back- country section of the SVRA. Beginners can enjoy the scenery and relative ease of the trails in the Native Grasslands Management Area. Trails in the adjoining Los Padres National Forest are recommended for experienced riders only.
Over 4,000 acres are available for open riding. OHV use in this zone is not restricted to designated trails and is allowed in virtually all locations within this zone. The open riding zone contains a variety of terrain, from flat areas and sand washes to rolling hills and steep hill climb areas.
Over 130 miles of trail have been developed within the 15,000 acres in the Trail Use Zone. In this zone OHV use is restricted to designated trails only. Developed trails have been named and are signed with white trailside markers.
The Hungry Valley State Recreation Area is located in the Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles and along the Interstate 5 corridor (use Exit 202).
Starting Point: Ann RD Exit, Hwy 95 Take Hwy 95 North 76 miles, will hit Junction 373, Death Valley Exit, Armagosa Valley - continue through (closest gas, phone and supplies are here.) Go 8.2 miles from that Junction to Valley View Rd/Amargosa Farms Rd Turn LEFT (Will Immediately Cross cattleguard) Go 1.1 miles turn RIGHT onto dirt/desert road Proceed approx 1.3 miles to camping area
Overall, Hungry Valley State Recreation Area is the 7th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California.