Baldwin Hills (mountain range)

Baldwin Hills (mountain range)

Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills (mountain range) is located in California
Baldwin Hills (mountain range)
Location of the Baldwin Hills in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
District Los Angeles County
Range coordinates
Topo map USGS 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 Ballona Creek are in the hills, which then flows west into the Santa Monica Bay. La Cienega Boulevard goes through a pass in the hills between the Westside and the Southwestern area towns and LAX. It passes the oil wells of the Blair Hills Oil field in the southern Baldwin Hills.

View of the eastern Baldwin Hills and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Park, from the western Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park.


History

Recreation

  • Kenneth Hahn State Regional Park - recreation and sports areas, and preservation of the open-space lands and native habitats: entrance on South La Cienega Boulevard.[5]
  • official Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park website - entrance on Jefferson Boulevard; trail map
  • Norman O Houston Park website
  • Jim Gilliam Recreation Center website

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Baldwin Hills".  
  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".  
  4. ^ http://www.stanford.edu/~meehan/la/baldwin.htm
  5. ^ http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=612 parks.ca: Kenneth Hahn State Park . accessed 8/22/2010
  6. ^ 1900 USGS topographic map

External links

  • Official Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area website
  • Friends of the Baldwin Hills website
  • The Baldwin Hills Conservancy
  • Baldwin Hills dam history