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Bronson Caves

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Address: West side of Griffith Park, end of Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone Number: Ranger Station: +1 213 913 4688

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Cool place, whether you're a Batman fan or not!

Short hike up a gradually sloping hill to the Batcave from the original Batman series. Saw some college students setting up to shoot a short film for their classes. Also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2016
Paul W
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Port Alfred, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A must see for Batman fans and a cool day out for the kids (can be combined with a picknick and the playgrounds of the park). It's a moderate hike up to the caves that can be accomplished in about 10 min. with the possibility to go up a little further to catch a great view on the Hollywood sign.... More 

Thank Marc H
Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Not everyone will see a clown in Bronson caves (no, it wasn't the Joker). The walk up from the last parking lot on Canyon Dr was only about a quarter mile. The cave is actually a tunnel that goes through the giant rock. The tunnel splits into 3 separate tunnels each one smaller that the first. We did not try... More 

Thank Alexandra T
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

YES! My bucket list is complete! One of my all-time desires was to personally visit the Bronson Caves. Seen in many popular TV shows and movies, the caves have always intrigued me. It was the bat cave entrance in the 1966-68 Batman TV show. It has also been seen in lots of 1950s Sci-Fi and horror movies. In fact, about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

First of all a nice hike. Then you go through the famous cave where Will Rogers filmed his famous (It's all famous) rescue scene. then you walk through and welcome to a Star Trek episode. Keep going nice mountains and Presto a great view of the Hollywood sign. You getting the picture yet. This is a good spot!!!!!!

Thank wasntme58
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Brought my 4 year old son here just ti check out the place. My hubby took his bike and strolled them here. It was a fun day. You can view the hollywood sign from here too.

Thank RNtraveler14
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

The cave is a short, uphill walk in Griffith Park. It is the cave that was used in the original "Batman" TV series. It's not really a cave but a tunnel but fun anyway. Have to imagine it with greenery around it and a drop-down fence. Just a blast from the past.

Thank HappyCampersNH
Southern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

It's not a cave it's a tunnel you can walk though. It's a very short walk (< 1/2 mile) from the parking lot and free, You can walk around the hill it's in and get a nice view of the Hollywood sign. It's a 15 minute to 1/2 hour curiosity. You can hike to the rest of Griffith Park from... More 

Thank _MTJ_99
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Short hike up a gradually sloping hill to the Batcave from the original Batman series. Saw some college students setting up to shoot a short film for their classes. Also, provides a decent view of the Hollywood sign from just outside the cave. Get there early a.m. to find some decent parking or you'll find yourself with a much longer... More 

Thank Paul W
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Bronson caves is really an old stone quarry from the 1920's. The tunnels have been used forever for film and TV production and photo backdrops. We once saw some fashion photographers there, taking pics of girls. You never know what you'll see there.

Thank Kevin C
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

It's a short hike up a sloping hill to reach this cave, and well worth the effort made to get here. If you ever watched the original Batman TV series, you'll recognize the cave instantly. I could visualize Adam West roaring out of the cave in his Batmobile, Robin at his side- really fun to see this place. When you... More 

Thank AmyGNewJersey

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