Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Take in breathtaking views, hike through restored native habitat, and enjoy a state of the art visitor center at your stunning new urban park, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Visitors can begin to discover, or residents can rediscover Los Angeles from this 511 ft. peak just southwest of downtown. Exhibits tell the story of this once drilled and exploited land which has now become a symbol of restoration, conservation and hope. A short walk away, visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the entire Los Angeles Basin, the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains.
Park Hours: 8 am to Sunset daily
Parking Fee: $6 Please use self-pay iron ranger with cash or a personal check. Fill out the envelope and tear off your portion to display on your dashboard.
Visitor Center Hours:
Fridays and Saturdays, dependent on staff availability.
Junior Rangers! 2015 Dates TBA
Kids 7-12 can become Junior Rangers. Come to one program or all of them! Kids have fun and learn about animals, ecology, local history and more on a 45 minute long adventure in the park. Sign up starts at 9:30 am at the Visitor Center. If the program fills up, then a self-guided Junior Ranger program is available. Free program. $6 parking fee.
Site Rental Reservations for Your Event or Special Occasion:
Go to Site Rental Reservations at the top of this page.
You can email coordinator at Larry.Fulmer@parks.ca.gov.
Things To Do
The main hiking trail is steep and winds up one mile from the park entrance at Jefferson Blvd. and down from the Scenic Overlook. The trail zig zags around a very steep and straight staircase visitors can also access. An easy loop trail crowns the 58 acre park. Seasonal displays of native wildflowers, bird and wildlife viewing, picnicking and opportunities for kids and families to connect with the park’s natural and cultural heritage are here for visitors to experience. People can enjoy the scents of nature, recreate, learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles and be inspired by the view.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW TRAIL MAP
The park’s main entrance is at 6300 Hetzler Rd. in Culver City off of Jefferson Blvd. The park is accessible via the 10 and 405 freeways. Parking is available at the top of the hill near the visitor center for $6.
All facilities are accessible.
Free guided interpretive programs and public events are offered at the park by California State Parks staff and volunteers. Click on the tab Interpretive activities at the top of this page on the right.
Alcohol is not allowed
Dogs are not allowed
Stay on the trail
Do not leave valuables in the car and especially in plain sight.
Everything in the park is protected
If you would like to perform commercial or student filming or photography at the park, you need to contact the State Park film permit coordinator at 323-441-9183.
Also visit www.parks.ca.gov and view your many California State Parks in the Angeles District and across the state.
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Native Plants of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook