Alamo Mountain Loop

Total Miles
25.3

Elevation

2,141.61 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Alamo Mountain Loop is a great escape from the crowds and heat of summer. At over 7,000 feet, this easy forest drive runs parallel to Hungry Valley State Recreation area. Camping is available, as well as options for hiking in Sespe Wilderness. Green-sticker vehicles are allowed when the pavement ends at mile 8.

Photos of Alamo Mountain Loop

Alamo Mountain Loop
Alamo Mountain Loop
Alamo Mountain Loop

Difficulty

Easy: Two-wheel drive adequate for loop portion of route when dry. More steep and narrow approaching Sewart Mountain on Forest Road 6N10.

History

Fire damage on this trail is the result of the Day Fire in 2006. The ninth largest fire in California history burned 162,700 acres. It started on Labor Day, September 4, and wasn't contained until October 13. The fire cost over $70 million and involved 4,600 fire fighters.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

David Dunn
Jun 15, 2024
2007 Jeep Wrangler
Temporarily Closed
Fire Danger
Effective June 15, 2024: Hungry Valley SVRA is currently under an evacuation order due to the Post Fire. The entire park is closed to the public until further notice. https://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1192
Ivan Martinez
Jun 09, 2024
2022 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal
Damn road leading to the trail was jacked up and more challenging than the actual trail. Lol awesome drive. Will do again.
Ts Y
Jun 09, 2024
Open
Victor Jara
May 26, 2024
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal

Access Description

Get off Interstate 5 at Smokey Bear Exit and head west. Follow signs to Hungry Valley Road and continue west about 5 miles to Gold Hill Road. No fee is required if you are just passing through SVRA, but you must tell ranger. You can also reach start from Gorman Exit via Gold Hill Road.

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