Baldwin Hills
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View from Baldwin Hills
Highest point
Elevation156 m (512 ft)
Geography
Baldwin Hills (mountain range) is located in California
Baldwin Hills (mountain range)
Location of the Baldwin Hills in California[1]
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
DistrictLos Angeles County
Range coordinates33°59′43″N 118°21′50″W / 33.99528°N 118.36389°W / 33.99528; -118.36389Coordinates: 33°59′43″N 118°21′50″W / 33.99528°N 118.36389°W / 33.99528; -118.36389
Topo mapUSGS Inglewood

The Baldwin Hills are a low mountain range surrounded by and rising above the Los Angeles Basin plain in central Los Angeles County, California.[1] The Pacific Ocean is to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, Downtown Los Angeles to the northeast, and the Palos Verdes Hills to the south - with all easily viewed from the Baldwin Hills.

Geography

The headwaters of the urban river known as Ballona Creek are in the Santa Monica Mountains, such as above Beverly Hills and flows along the north base of Baldwin Hills through an active geological watergap, on the way to the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica Bay. La Cienega Boulevard goes through a pass in the ridge of the Baldwin Hills between Inglewood and Culver City, and northeast of Los Angeles International Airport. La Cienega Boulevard is a parkway road passing alongside open space of large private corporate lands with oil wells of the Inglewood Oil Field in the southern Baldwin Hills.

History

Recreation

Park to Playa Trail Wildlife Crossing and Pedestrian Bridge
Park to Playa Trail Wildlife Crossing and Pedestrian Bridge

The Baldwin Hills Parklands are 480 acres (190 ha) of public parks managed by California State Parks, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation, Culver City Parks and Recreation, and the California Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Baldwin Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b http://www.laokay.com/halac/RanchoLaCienega.htm laokay: Rancho La Cienega O'Paso de La Tijera . accessed 8/22/2010
  3. ^ "Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ "Baldwin Hills".
  5. ^ "The Baldwin Hills Parklands – Baldwin Hills Conservancy". bhc.ca.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-25.
  6. ^ http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=612 parks.ca: Kenneth Hahn State Park. Accessed 8/22/201