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LOCALS TIP: Gorman happens to be the most expensive gasoline on the mountain. Head North one more exit to Frazier exit and get fuel for .10 to .30 cents cheaper. Really!

Bikes, beer & boys sums up Hungry Valley in Gorman California, located up the Grapevine; Interstate 5 corridor that runs over the 4144' Tejon Pass, connecting SoCal to the Central Valley. The big attraction here is the annual wildflowers, the OHV Park, Hungry Valley or many just call it Gorman. Los Padres National Forest next door is prime for primitive campsites, plus hike, bike & off-road trails. California golden poppies & purple lupine blanket the surrounding hillsides each spring. Make sure to pull off the freeway to view or photograph the spectacular colors!
Angeles National Forest Map
Angeles National Forest Map
Los Padres National Forest Map: South
Los Padres National Forest Map: South
Sespe Wilderness Map
Sespe Wilderness Map
elevation: 3811' population: 1,229 zip code: 93243


mountain hills & large valley (w/ freeway)

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Los Angeles County
S of Bakersfield
I-5 @ jct Hwy 138



  • biking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • picnics
  • off-roading
  • stargazing
  • wildflowers
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Hungry Valley SVRA
  • Sespe Wilderness
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Antelope Valley Poppie Reserve
  • Quail Lake
  • Tejon Ranch Park
  • Chumash Wilderness
  • gorman campgrounds

    Mount Pinos Campgrounds
    Hungry Valley OHV Camping
    McGill Campground - Mt Pinos
    Pyramid Lake on I-5

    tent camping

    Most people know Gorman for poppies, or as a food & gas stop along the Interstate. The historic Ridge Route connected Los Angeles to the San Joaquin Valley back at the turn of the century. Gorman California was along this route & now the modern freeway replaces the old road. Portions of it can still be toured by high clearance vehicle - in the backcountry of Angeles National Forest, on the east side of I-5.

    nearby towns:
    Frazier Park
    Pine Mountain
    Santa Clarita
    local links:

    Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce
    P.O. Box 552, Frazier Park, CA 93225

    San Andreas Fault
    Save Tejon Ranch
    Tejon Ranch Company
    Ridge Route Museum & Tours
    California Golden Poppies
    Los Padres Bear Aware
    Tejon Ranch Conservancy

    Starcycle USA
    355 Frazier Mountain Park Rd
    Lebec, CA 93243
    Fort Tejon Historical Association
    living history, reenactments
    Lebec @ Tejon Pass
    Holiday Inn Express
    New hotel @ Tejon Pass
    Lebec, CA 93243
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