Hungry Valley, like all of the California “State Vehicular Recreation Areas” is part of the Cal State Park system. The most obvious resource of these areas are the trails, tracks, and riding terrain, but there is also camping and vault toilets and some have water, although Hungry Valley does not. They also maintain the trails and I observed a road grater sprucing up one of them.
Here is some of the basic data from the Hungry Valley SVRA website: “Located in the Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles and along the Interstate 5 corridor, Hungry Valley offers 19,000 acres and over 130 miles of scenic trails for motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dune buggies, and 4×4 recreation.” In my visits I have observed dirt bikes as the dominant vehicles with plenty of quads. Click here for a map.
The Hungry Valley SVRA website gives some info about the “Quail Canyon Motocross Track,” which has been opened and closed over the years. The track is 1.2 miles long and is a mixture of natural and man-made obstacles and “is considered to be one of the finest natural terrain Motocross tracks in existence.” The track is located in the eastern portion of Hungry Valley SVRA.
Since I’m a nature-lover, I’m also pleased to know that the Cal SVRA is also charged with protecting and enhancing “wildlife habitat, erosion control, revegetation, etc.” I did observe that they have some areas closed off for regeneration. Ultimately, this means that this resource will be available for others to enjoy well into the future. And that is a good thing!