Bronson Caves Hike

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23 m
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The Bronson Caves Hike is a short and sweet adventure in Los Angeles that features a series of interesting caves and scenic canyon views. While out hiking the trail, you will make your way to the Bronson Caves that have been featured in countless films – including Batman – and experience views that stretch out to the iconic Hollywood Sign. While this trail itself is fairly short, there are a number of other trails in the area that can be utilized to extend your adventure.

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Route Description for Bronson Caves Hike

For those looking to explore L.A. with the kids or anyone who simply fancies a shorter excursion outdoors, the Bronson Caves Hike is a great option to explore.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way south along a wide dirt path while taking in the views of the surrounding canyon landscape. You will also be able to spot the world famous Hollywood Sign if you look behind you to the north.

After a short walk along the path, you will arrive at the Bronson Caves and can follow a series of other trails if you want to extend your adventure. When you have experienced all that the caves have to offer, simply turn back along the trail and retrace your steps to the starting point of your hike.

Getting to the Bronson Caves Hike Trailhead

The starting point for this hike can be found near the Brush Canyon Trailhead on Canyon Drive.

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