HUNGRY VALLEY, CA
This map covers the area about 55 miles north of Los Angeles, California near Gorman. The map covers the Hungry Valley OHV Recreation Area operated by the state and adjacent portions of Los Padres National Forest. Both areas have trails for 4x4s (street legal) and dirt motorcycles (green stickered) vehicles. Open areas and hills. "Adventure Pass" is required if you stop within the San Bernardino National Forest, Angeles National Forest, Cleveland National Forest or Los Padres National Forest. The Adventure Pass costs $5/day or $30/year.
About 60 miles north of Los Angeles, California (35 miles north of Six Flags-Magic Mountain) is a great area for off highway vehicles of all types. Located west of Gorman is both the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and the Los Padres National Forest. By connecting trails, these two agencies have created a series of off highway routes for enthusiasts with mountain bicyclists, ATVs, motorcycles and four wheel drives. You can camp at one of several campgrounds within the SVRA. From there you can ride anywhere within the designated Open Area or on one of many OHV routes within the park. If you get bored with the terrain, ride into the Los Padres Forest on one of the several connector routes. Travel within the Los Padres Forest is limited to designated trails (no cross country travel). These National Forest routes reach remote areas on challenging trails. Routes range in difficulty from Easy to Most Difficult. With four wheel drive you can also enter Hungry Valley via Lockwood Creek and Miller’s Jeep Trail. This route is reached by driving past Gorman, exiting the freeway at Frazier Park and driving west into Lockwood Valley. Our Trail Guide section describes this route in detail.Regardless of your vehicle and skill level, this area offers something for everyone. Most of the area is effected by rain and snowfall each year. This creates washouts and other hazards for the off highway recreationist. For example, I’ve seen Lockwood Creek high enough to wash a 4WD vehicle downstream. The area’s close proximity to Los Angeles makes it perfect for a one day trip, but the running streams and scenic beauty of the Los Padres National Forest encourage people to camp overnight in the area. Camping within the SVRA is permitted at one of the 10 designated campgrounds. You can disperse camp in the National Forest, however building a campfire within the Forest is mostly restricted to campgrounds.