6300 Hetzler Rd.
90232 Culver City, US
The highlight of the 57 acre Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook park is the 511 ft elevation hilltop peak with a stupendous view. From this peak you can see downtown, the Pacific Ocean, and many of the various city centers along Wilshire Avenue. It really is a grand 360 degree view! Parking at the top of the hill is limited and costs $6. Most people park at the foot of the hill on Jefferson Avenue (for free) and hoof it to the top.
There are a number of ways to make the ascent. If you are full of gusto can you can head straight up the rough staircase with 281 large steps. Alternately, there is a trail that zigzags across the hillside, crossing the stairs a number of times and making the ascent a lot less steep. Finally, you can walk up the paved driveway that leads to the pay parking lot and the visitor's center at the top.
Photo courtesy of Noah Albert