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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
Please respect the outdoors and leave no trace. One tip how to dispose of waste properly: Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For more information, visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Legendary movie set. Easy access from L.A. and Hollywood.

Cons

Beyond historic value, little more than a quarry.

Pets allowed

Yes

Address

Canyon Dr
2927
Los Angeles, CA 90068
United States

Features

Mine
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Los Angeles Metro Area, California
Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California

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