Baldwin Hills: Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Following a well-maintained path to great city vistas, this accessible trail near Los Angeles International Airport is dotted with coastal sagebrush and prickly pear cactus. Immaculate picnic areas, several children’s playgrounds, and a lake stocked with catfish make this a nice place for an all-day family outing. It’s hard to believe that this pleasant, low-key trail was an active oil field in the first half of the twentieth century.
There are several picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, a basketball court, and a landscaped lake that is home to dozens of ducks and catfish. A few dozen oil pumps still operate in the weed-covered hills south of the park, but the state-funded Baldwin Hills Conservancy hopes to eliminate them eventually and expand the recreation area to about 1,200 acres from its current 370."