Baldwin Hills Stairs

Culver City, CA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 3/5]

Is your child a stairs aficionado? Then they will love the Baldwin Hills Stairs!

At the top of the hill you will find a Visitor’s Center with history of the area, restrooms, and a maze/garden.

I recommend starting at the top and and taking the stairs to the bottom, especially if you have younger/walking children. The stairs are steep, tall, and uneven, so you will likely need to help your child down them. You may want to use a hiking pole to assist with balance as well. There are five sets of stairs, so if it becomes too strenuous you will have multiple chances to bail. At the bottom of the stairs, there is a dirt trail that winds back up the hill, crossing the stairs at multiple points. About 3/4 of the way up, the trail merges with the road, leading back to the parking lot.

This area has plans for future expansion, with connecting trails and a bridge to Stoneview Nature Center and Kenneth Hahn State Park.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 180 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Viewpoint and Visitor Center

Stunning view of Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Visitor Center, long wooden staircase built into the hill

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $2.00

There is a parking lot at the top of the hill. Rates are $2/hour or $6/day. Use automated pay machine in parking lot. Display receipt on dashboard.

There is also limited street parking (free) at the bottom of the hill.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 3/5]

My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 4.5 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but now live in Colorado Springs, CO.


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