Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail

MODERATE 393 reviews

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marina del Rey, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Good work out.
Bring water!!! I’m happy that they are trying to clean up trail
Nice view at top!!!!

1 month ago

It’s pretty nice. It’s fun and convenient for a quick little hike. Lots of people working out and getting their sweat on.

1 month ago

It's an okay hike, great for working out. You can continue on a really cool nature center if you take the trail at the back of the parking lot towards the oil field. I might be more generous with the rating if I'd ever been here on a clear day.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very popular trail frequented by fitness types and lite hikers on the Westside. Take the Culver City stairs all the way to the top and be rewarded a panoramic view of LA. The stairs are deceivingly a solid workout and will have you relieved once you reach the top. I would say this is the Westside's version of Runyon Canyon a bit. If you are really trying to get your workout on, take the stairs up and run down the paved road to the trailhead and do the stairs again.

Great place to run, walk, or simply relax with the views. You can actually drive your car up the zig zagging road and park at the top for $5 if you are just looking for a place to hang out and sight see.

Afterwards treat yourself to the Mexican fruit stands which are typically at the trailhead.

Parking: Tons of free street parking at the trailhead but can be limited especially on the weekends.

- @justroc @just.trek

2 months ago

Well the hike is great,but I was disappointed with the city. We parked on Jefferson blvd we walked to the entrance of the park. The street was full of trash. The city should clean it and fine whoever leaves trash behind! Its such a bad impression of Culver City.

2 months ago

stairs are killer goodd view on clear day nice family hike

2 months ago

The stairs are a killer work out!

walking
2 months ago

always a lightweight breezy walk to a small stair climb that makes you pay for the view

3 months ago

bring a hat!

walking
3 months ago

This is a really easy hike to go on for beginners, and you get a really good view. There is a summer camp at the top + the Culver steps if you feel like tackling that.

hiking
4 months ago

Great, accessible workout in the city. Plenty of free street parking when I go on weekdays. Bathrooms, drinking fountain, and nice city views found at the top. I like to take the stairs up and the switchback trail down. It's a little crowded, but that doesn't really matter since it's just a city stairs workout.

5 months ago

Nice hike, nice views

walking
5 months ago

Good but packed. Once you've done it, not really much to return for unless you're making it a part of your fitness routine. Fantastic photo vantage.

6 months ago

My fav

walking
6 months ago

Nice quick workout. Beautiful views as you can see in all the pics. It was around 53 degrees outside when we started. We got there around 8:15 AM and it was packed full of people! Drove to the top and only about 3-4 vehicles parked in the lot. I guess everybody wants to use the park but nobody wants to pay to park there. Maybe that's why I seen a ranger on the trail with his ticket book in hand. They need to make money somehow to keep it up. It costs $2.00 per hour to park there or $6.00 for all day.

Anyhow, it was a 45 minute drive to the park from OC but I would definitely go back there again.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for family hiking with great view!!

hiking
6 months ago

Stairs are a good workout with a nice view.

hiking
6 months ago

Stairs are a killer for beginners! But this is great for a quick workout.

6 months ago

Hike this right before sunset and watch it at the top! it is beautiful with a beautiful view of the whole city and the hollywood sign and the ocean and I am definitely doing this again.

hiking
7 months ago

I’ve hiked this trail and Culver City steps many times. Great place to get a quick workout near home.

trail running
8 months ago

Traffic was probably heavier due to the holiday, but I’m not even mad. Holy jeez what a view!!!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Was pretty disappointed not going to lie...

hiking
10 months ago

Climbing up the big concrete slabs is quite the workout. Convenient to access. Biggest downside is how crowded it gets - I would rate this a heavily trafficked trail based on the 5 or so times I’ve been.

10 months ago

A solid urban style hike in Culver City / West Los Angeles area. Ideal for the fitness types and lite hikers. The stairs are quite the workout.

hiking
11 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail that is easy and offers cool city and beach views. I like to do it twice to stay agile for other hikes. There is still some free parking available.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Good workout on the stairs

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was great. I was extremely tired but it was worth it.

Monday, July 17, 2017

getc

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hard

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