Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
175 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Unlike some of the other stairways in the city, the Culver City Stairs are very long, so by the time you get to the top, you’ve earned the views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. There’s no shade here, so I like coming at sunset when it’s cooler and the views are at their best.
Tips from locals
Highly recommend for first timers to LA. On a clear day you can see the entire Westside from here. Drive to the top and park for a fee $10 or park on the street for free and take the stairs for a great workout. Views include the Hollywood sign, downtown, the ocean, Sony picture studios. Enjoy!
Amazing place to get into nature, expansive views of the city and ocean and get a workout!
The Culver City Stairs is where fitness gurus and local families alike go to connect with nature in Culver City. The main event--the stairs--are built into what we here call a mountain, ascending roughly 700 ft. A one-mile hiking trail perfect for running crisscrosses the stairs. There is a visitor…
Definitely check this place out if you would like to do a very local hike. Once you get to the top you have a beautiful 360 degree view of LA. There are stairs you can climb up or just a trail you can walk up. It seems intimidating at first but it's not bad at all and the view is worth it. I would…
Walk or jog to this State park for a relatively easy hike or take the stairs straight up for more exercise. There is also access to the top by car if you want to skip the workout and go for the scenery. It is beautiful up there - you can see from the beach to the mountains on a clear day.
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