Interpretive Activities

Guided nature hikes and more are here! 

We are going "Back to Nature in the City!" with special interpretive programs lead by park staff and volunteers.  Join us in one of our free outdoor experiences.  We're on facebook!

2013 Full Moon Night Hikes
Friday, May 24th              7:30-9:00
Sunday, June 23              8-9:30
Monday, July 22               7:30-9
Tuesday, August 20          7-8:30
Thursday, September 19  6:30-8
Friday, October 18           5:30-7

                                       Meets at the Visitor Center
                                       Bring a Flashlight
                                       $6 parking fee if you park at the top parking lot

Experience the beauty of the full moon rise over the city! We're staying open late for it. Volunteers, park staff from California State Parks, and the National Park Service will provide an interpretive program, and an accessible hike to the overlook, with optional guided trail hike (2 miles roundtrip).

Junior Rangers!  2013
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.

A note before you go!

  • We recommend dressing weather appropriate, protecting yourself from too much sun, and wearing  comfortable walking shoes. 
  • You may also want to bring a refillable water bottle to use and refill at the drinking fountains.


Also check out


Free Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook spring wildflower and native plant guide. 

Free guide to native plants of the park created by state park volunteers.
Native Plants of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Children in Nature Campaign at