Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail

MODERATE 354 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

2 hours ago

bring a hat!

walking
3 hours 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Nice hike, nice views

walking
2 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.

2 months ago

My fav

walking
2 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
2 months ago

Great trail for family hiking with great view!!

hiking
2 months ago

Stairs are a good workout with a nice view.

hiking
2 months ago

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

3 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
3 months ago

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

trail running
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Was pretty disappointed not going to lie...

hiking
6 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.

6 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
7 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.

8 months ago

Good workout on the stairs

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

getc

9 months ago

Hard

hiking
9 months ago

Super easy... but the stairs are a real work out. Good hike for kids.

9 months ago

Great trail with nice views of the city! Great for hill repeats.

hiking
10 months ago

Take bands or weights/kettlebells you will feel the staors but recomen doing at least twice then do some workout somewhere at the top

10 months ago

I went over Memorial weekend so it was pretty crowded but I enjoyed it none the less. Go early in the morning or late afternoon because it could get pretty hot. If you're not up for climbing the steps you can take the trail up to the top. Bring water! Overall it was a great workout.

trail running
10 months ago

I climbed the steps twice, and then jogged down the dirt trail. climbing the stairs is a great workout both for cardio, and working your quads. I did this on an overcast day, which I recommend, even though visibility was not the best. Great little spot in the middle of the LA basin.

hiking
11 months ago

Multiple trails and ascents give it variety and the ability to return and have it feel fresh and new...
Stairs are a great workout...super cool views!

walking
11 months ago

it's really a simple one, maybe better do a cross country running, nice views and good weather. Most important thing, don't forget put sun scream on. I've got a terrible sunburn.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Steps were awesome workout and view was incredible!

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