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Bronson Caves

Griffith Park

Los Angeles Metro Area, California

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  • Trail alongside Canyon Drive en route to Bronson Caves.- Bronson Caves
  • Entry road/trail to Bronson Caves off of Canyon Drive.- Bronson Caves
  • Bronson Caves, Griffith Park.- Bronson Caves
  • Bronson Caves, Griffith Park.- Bronson Caves
  • Rock labyrinth in the quarry at Bronson Caves.- Bronson Caves
  • View of the Hollywood sign at Bronson Caves.- Bronson Caves
  • View of the quarry surrounding Bronson Caves.- Bronson Caves
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Pros: 
Legendary movie set. Easy access from L.A. and Hollywood.
Cons: 
Beyond historic value, little more than a quarry.
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Region:
Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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The caves in Griffith Park are not true caves but rather a tunnel left over from an early 20th-century rock quarry. Crews excavated crushed stone for the construction of L.A. city streets, including the nearby Bronson Street, which lends its name to the canyon and the caves.

The short tunnel through rock is a fun place for kids to explore, and the short, flat hike is perfect for families. Film buffs will particularly love visiting, however. Because of its proximity to Hollywood and easy access, this quarry has appeared in more than 100 movies over the past century, including The Three Musketeers (1933), The Lone Ranger (1956), and The Scorpion King (2002). TV shows have also used this setting, including The A-TeamBatman (1960s), and multiple Star Trek installments. The walk back features a view of the Hollywood sign framed between the canyon's hillsides, reminding visitors of the rich cinematic history of this place.

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