Baldwin Hills (mountain range)

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Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills (mountain range) is located in California
Baldwin Hills (mountain range)
Location of the Baldwin Hills in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation103 m (338 ft)
Geography
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
DistrictLos Angeles County
Range coordinates33°59′43″N 118°21′50″W / 33.99528°N 118.36389°W / 33.99528; -118.36389Coordinates: 33°59′43″N 118°21′50″W / 33.99528°N 118.36389°W / 33.99528; -118.36389
Topo mapUSGS Inglewood

The Baldwin Hills are a low mountain range surrounded by and rising above the Los Angeles Basin plain in central Los Angeles County, California.[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

View of the eastern Baldwin Hills and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Park, from the western Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park.

History[edit]

Recreation[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Baldwin Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b http://www.laokay.com/halac/RanchoLaCienega.htm laokay: Rancho La Cienega O'Paso de La Tijera . accessed 8/22/2010
  3. ^ "Rancho La Cienega o Paso de la Tijera". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ http://www.stanford.edu/~meehan/la/baldwin.htm
  5. ^ http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=612 parks.ca: Kenneth Hahn State Park . accessed 8/22/2010
  6. ^ 1900 USGS topographic map[permanent dead link]

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