Where are the Culver City stairs? The short answer is 6300 Hetzler Road, Culver City, CA….in an area called Baldwin Hills. The entry point is located at the corner of W Jefferson Blvd and Hetzler Road southeast of downtown Culver City just north of Culver City Park. There’s ample street parking below the hill as well as a parking lot at the top.
Getting to the Top:
Once you get to the corner of W Jefferson Blvd and Hetzler Road, you’ll have three ways to reach the top; hike, bike or drive. The most popular way is of course, to make the hike up the stairs. If for some reason stairs don’t do it for you, you can always hike, bike or drive up the road leading to the top. Parking is available at the top for $6.
What Are They?
The Culver City Stairs are a series of cement steps that lead up to the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The stairs and surrounding trails were built in 2006. The area of Baldwin Hills is owned by the state of California.
On top there’s an overlook with views to the north, east and west. On the north side you can usually get pretty good views of downtown, the Hollywood sign and Westwood. To the west, you’ll be able to see all the way to the coast on a clear day. And to the east, you’ll notice the oil rigs around La Cienega Blvd. To see the views of the south side, you’ll need to walk to the back side towards the parking lot.
Aside from sweet views, the top of Baldwin Hills also has a tiny museum, a hall that is used for small concerts and some fairly clean restrooms!
The stairs can be ascended in about 10 to 15 minutes if you’re in reasonable shape. If not, there are always places to stop and rest along the way. If you decide to take the road up, it will be a little longer as it is less steep.
That’s it for the Culver City steps. This is some of the information that I would have wanted to know before I went, so hopefully it helps you out. Enjoy your trip!