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“Easy short hike to the Bat Cave!”
Review of Bronson Caves

Bronson Caves
Ranked #130 of 596 things to do in Los Angeles
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

A great short hike to the original Bat Cave and a location were a lot of TV shows and movies have been filmed, walk thru the caves and take a look around and see if you can't figure out which of your favorite TV shows have filmed around or in the caves and sometimes you might be lucky and see some filming for yourself.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

short hike (more like walk) and short tunnel. it was about a ten minute walk and the caves were pretty cool. it was a very short tunnel... but i tend to enjoy everything i see because i like to make the best of everything. you can see the hollywood sign very well from here as well. this place closes at sunset so i didn't have much time to explore the area

4  Thank F1shst1kz
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Yes, any time a scene was filmed that needed a cave in TV or movies before the 1970s, you could be sure it was in the Bronson Caves. The Batman tv show used it for the Batman cave, and it was in countless other shows. Easy to get to - drive up Bronson Ave north and go left at the end - that road takes you to the parking area - walk straight and take the first right up the slope - the caves are found after a very short hike. If you want a longer hike - go on the main path striaight up about a 2-mile slope to the top of the Hollywood sign. Better be in good shape for that one!

2  Thank knightline
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

We went up there on good friday. There was a shoot going on, which absorbed most of the parking area, which was a bit of a pain. The hike up to the tunnel was nice and short. The tunnel was quite short and quite roughly hued. I'm not quite sure how they were using it, since it wasnt really a tunnel to anywhere (its easy to walk around the mountain).

We then started walking up the mountain, but its a bit of a hike to anywhere interesting, and a long way from the hollywood sign.

2  Thank fxsam
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

The Bronson Caves are a very popular filming location that has been used in coutless movies and television shows. Why? It is very close to the major studios in Hollywood and Culver City. It is a great backdrop for a mountainous scene and a perfect cave for filming. Actually it is a tunnel that has been left behind from the early days of Hollywood when they mined it for rock to pave Hollywood Blvd. It is most popular as remembered to be "The Bat Cave" in the 1960's television version of "Batman" starring Adam West. and Burt Ward. It has been used in many science fiction films, westerns, war movies, and even in "Wonder Woman."

You can usually park near the entrance to the road leading up to the caves but beware that it is located in a somewhat remote location from the main Griffith Park activities. Just be cautios and aware of your surroundings while in the area. Most of the times I have visited here there have been very few if any other people in the area. Great photo ops!

The dirt road leading to the caves is probably about 1/4 mile long moderate incline, easy hike. It is well worth the walk up and it provides you with a chance to see a filming location that has been used in many, many films. After you have been there, you will probably recognize it later when watching older movies and tv shows. I have recognized it in at least one episode of "Combat".

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