LA - Hike: 🌈 Pride Outside at Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City

  • Sun, June 23, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Stoneview Nature Center


  • Answer questions about Great Outdoors, talk potential members contact information, collect raffle tickets

    Shift 9am - Noon

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Join us for Pride Outside,

a Pride Month Celebration at Stoneview Nature Center

including a hike to the Culver City Steps and 

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Sunday, June 23, 9 AM - 12 PM

Location: Meet at 9:00 AM at the Stoneview Nature Center: 5950 Stoneview Drive, Culver City, CA 90232

Distance of hike: approximately 2 hours, 2.5 miles, Moderate difficulty, 512 ft elevation gain

Time: 9:15 AM Orientation and Introductions. The hike begins at 9:30 AM


LA County Parks is hosting Pride Month celebrations through the month of June at various parks, pools and natural areas in partnership with LGBTQ+ community-based organizations with the hope to elevate inclusion in parks and recreation programs and spaces, while celebrating LA County’s diversity. Each park will host a different activity and experience that may range from a picnic, artist experience, concert, and dance, just to name a few.

We are very excited to have been invited to collaborate with the Stoneview Nature Center, where we will be leading a hike and hosting a table to answer questions about who Great Outdoors is and to provide some fun giveaways. The Stoneview team will also have other activities happening from 9am - Noon including a Family Hike, Pride Button crafting, Corn Snake presentation and more! 

This event will give participants an opportunity to visit two special parks, enjoy some moderate hiking with spectacular views of Los Angeles from the mountains to ocean, and gather back for lunch at Stoneview. 

Our hike will begin with a walk around the habitat gardens as we learn about the Nature Center. 

We will then hike up the hill to the State of California's Baldwin Hills Overlook Visitors Center to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles before heading down the hill to start on the main hiking trail, which is steep and winds up one mile from the park entrance at Jefferson Blvd. to the Scenic Overlook.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

The trail zig zags around a very steep and straight staircase which visitors can also access. The path is very pretty with grassland, native plants and trees, and cheerful birds to watch.


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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook & the Culver City Stairs - California Through My Lens

After we enjoy the views of Los Angeles at the top of the Overlook, we'll head back down to Stoneview where we'll give away some goodies, check out the other activities and have a bring-your-own picnic lunch (There are picnic tables and benches around the Nature Center.)

Registration for up to 30 people.

Free but must register in advance via the GOLA website.

Carpool/ridesharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, members can sign up on your own at the link below.

THE LINK – BALDWIN HILLS PARKLANDS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE transports park visitors from the Metro Expo La Cienega Station to Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The Parklands Shuttle operates 8 am – 6:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays. Rides are 25 cents one way. The shuttle is free for Seniors and children under 5. The shuttle has 3 routes with stops located at: La Cienega/Jefferson Metro bus stop adjacent to the Expo Station; Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook; and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Shuttles run on a 20-minute route, are air-conditioned and ADA accessible. Route information

Bring: Ten Essentials (click here),Drinking water in reusable bottle (1 to 2 liters recommended), sun protection, layered clothing and wear sturdy hiking footwear with a good tread. Carry your emergency contact info (ICE) with you at all times. Lunch. And, feel free to wear your Pride colors, flags, etc. 

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

Hike Leader: John Butta, John Blasco, Kim Brown

Questions: Contact: John Butta (213) 200-7843 or

If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact John so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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