If you answered yes to any of the above, point your running shoes towards the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City. Who knew, right? Known as "that other hiking trail," this California State Park is proving to be a great alternative for many Angelenos who wish to be one with nature and get some sun on a weekend afternoon without experiencing the hassle that the Hollywood Hills have become.
The park's main attraction: those killer stairs. If you're looking to get your cardiovascular on, then make the steep climb. If you're looking for something a little less intense, then feel free to take one of the zigzagging trails up to the top.
The views are indeed breathtaking and something we never experienced until recently. On a clear day you can trace the ginormous Los Angeles skyline all the way from the Pacific Ocean to downtown and beyond.
And once you make it to the top take advantage of the newly renovated Visitors Center and exhibit hall. For you cheaters, there is a road to drive up; thing is, parking's $6. Otherwise there's plenty of parking down on Jefferson Blvd.