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“Nice hike to historical filming location”
Review of Bronson Caves

Bronson Caves
Ranked #124 of 559 things to do in Los Angeles
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Bristol, pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Nice hike to historical filming location”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

If you are in Hollywood this is worth checking out. Not only will you see some movie history but you'll get a nice hike out of it. From Franklin Ave go up Bronson (Gelson's market on corner). Bronson Ave leads to a park. Park in the first lot and take the trail to your right (hard right). If you miss the trail and continue to hike up the road you will be on a much longer trail that leads to the Hollywood sign.

Bronson Caves used to be a quarry that was abandoned in the 1920's. There is a huge list of westerns and sci-fi movies & TV shows filmed here and it was most famously the Bat Cave in the 1960's Batman show with Adam West. Many other TV shows used Bronson Caves for location shoots such as Little House on the Prairie, Dukes of Hazzard and Star Trek Next Generation.

You can hike around and walk through the caves (not really caves as they have pass-throughs) and get a great view of the Hollywood sign. You'l also get a fair bit of exercise. Bring bottled water.

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Easy short hike to the Bat Cave!”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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

Visited June 2013
4 Thank F1shst1kz
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Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Not a lot to see here, but lots of history.”
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!

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Short walk to Small tunnel.”
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.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank fxsam
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