Baldwin Hills (mountain range)
The Baldwin Hills are a low mountain range surrounded by and rising above the Los Angeles Basin plain in central Los Angeles County, California. The Pacific Ocean is to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, Downtown Los Angeles to the northeast, and the Palos Verdes Hills to the south - with all easily viewed from the Baldwin Hills.
|Elevation||103 m (338 ft)|
|District||Los Angeles County|
|Topo map||USGS Inglewood|
The headwaters of Ballona Creek are in the hills, which then flows west into the Santa Monica Bay. La Cienega Boulevard goes through a pass in the hills between the Westside and the Southwestern area towns and Los Angeles International Airport. It passes the oil wells of the Inglewood Oil Field in the southern Baldwin Hills.
- Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera - eastern area
- Sanchez Adobe de Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera. The adobe was once the center of the rancho. In the 1920s, an addition was built linking the structures and the building was converted into a larger clubhouse for the Sunset Golf Course.
- Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes - western area
- The hills are the location of the Baldwin Hills Dam failure and subsequent 1963 Baldwin Hills Reservoir flooding disaster.
- Kenneth Hahn State Regional Park - recreation and sports areas, and preservation of the open-space lands and native habitats: entrance on South La Cienega Boulevard.
- official Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park website - entrance on Jefferson Boulevard; trail map
- Norman O Houston Park website
- Jim Gilliam Recreation Center website
- "Baldwin Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- http://www.laokay.com/halac/RanchoLaCienega.htm laokay: Rancho La Cienega O'Paso de La Tijera . accessed 8/22/2010
- "Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=612 parks.ca: Kenneth Hahn State Park . accessed 8/22/2010
- 1900 USGS topographic map[permanent dead link]