Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail

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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Culver City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 337 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

Not only is it a great place to get your workout in, if you go early enough it's a great place to see the sunrise. It's also better to go early anyway because it will not be as crowded.

4 days ago

The road or the switchbacks are the way to go.

hiking
9 days ago

For an workout close to home with free parking and a beautiful view with sometimes a breeze you can't beat it.

Stairs are more like climbing a wall in the lower area so work them quads.

I do the stairs portion six times up and down and if I haven't done it lately am sore everytime. Kicks my a**!

There are sloping sections if your knees are sensitive take the ramps!

It gets crowded but it's still the best a** kicking workout within 3 miles of Culver City!

Worst part is that people litter like crazy please put your trash in the cans.

20 days ago

Basically a free outdoor stair-master! Dogs are NOT welcome, so leave four-leggers behind. No need to bring water, or snacks, the trail is short. Very heavily trafficked on weekends and after work, so don't expect a calm nature walk, more like a busy gym with a view. Also, the trail is super dry, very dusty and dirty, so wear stuff you know you're gonna wash.

1 month ago

perfect!

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1 month ago

Great for working out, neat views

1 month ago

This is a great leg workout! I wouldn't call it a trail however, it's a set of steep stairs that is relatively busy. At the top there's a nice view of LA and small garden. I usually go up and down several times, it's like an intense stair master that's outside.

hiking
2 months ago

We went here yesterday and it was perfect timing. The trail has no shaded area and because it's overcast the weather was pleasant doing the trail and the stairs. As always it has a lot of foot traffic but if you get there early enough it won't be so bad. Parking is on the street down below but if you want to pay for parking and start from the top there is parking.

2 months ago

It's not necessarily a "hike" in the classic sense but the stairs are definitely an awesome workout. There are 276-282 stairs (my BF and I got different numbers each time

3 months ago

3 months ago

Classified as easy but that does not consider the stairs.excellent work out.

3 months ago

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walking
4 months ago

Love the stairs. Provides a moderate to difficult workout climbing up with a beautiful view at the top. You can choose to go back down the stairs or take the road the long way down.

hiking
4 months ago

The stairs are an excellent place to work yourself up to some more strenuous trails. Can get extremely crowded though.

4 months ago

This is a great Workout. I highly suggest you wear terrain shoes. I wear basic tennis and although they worked fine. Better traction would have been better. I didn't do any research ahead of time and thought I was gonna be walking up basic stairs. These are man made with large slabs of cement. Some of them are very high, which is like doing squats. And on weekends it's crowded so walking up the side of the stairs is difficult without traction shoes.

I recommend you climb the stairs, run down the paved canyon trail and then do the stairs again. There is also space up top to run a mini boot camp or get some add'l exercise in.

The best part was the Fruit Lady at the bottom. There is also a food truck that makes smoothies and breakfast stuff.

Parking is free and on the street, so you may have to walk a bit to get to the stairs, but a good work out.

4 months ago

awesome overlook here at Culver city

hiking
5 months ago

I love the stairs! Great interval workout! Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to go out, do some cardio, and have awesome views of the city. It definitely gets crowded and parking can be a little tricky. I usually find easier parking on the side streets which means you have to walk a little to get to and from your car. If you go early morning (before 7am), parking will be much easier. After that and throughout the day til sunset, is when parking is tricky and the crowds are a bit heavy.