Tuesday, June 14, 2011

#185: The Bat Caves (aka Bronson Caves)

Batman's got some prime real estate in Griffith Park. Check out that sweet view of the Hollywood sign in his backyard:

Yesterday Mike and I took a short walk in Griffith Park to the dwelling of the Dark Knight. The Bat Caves, otherwise known as the Bronson Caves, have been featured in countless films and t.v. shows, including Batman, Star Trek: Voyager, The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, Fantasy Island and Little House on the Prairie.

The caves were made around the early 1900's when the area used to be a rock quarry. The tunnel is rather short, so it's usually filmed at a side angle so as not to show its opening on the other end.

You can get to the caves from Canyon Drive. Drive north on Canyon, through the gates to Griffith Park, until you see a gravel lot on your right. Park here and keep walking north. Shortly you will see that the red street curb becomes ridiculously thick:

Follow the curb to the right and walk up the hill. Soon the road will fork. Keep to the left and you will see the Bronson Caves in front of you. It's only 1/4 of a mile from the parking lot to the caves.

Have you been to the Bat Caves? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment below!


  1. Just went there today, Thanks! pretty awesome/relaxing place


    its a very small area ;)

    Fun, nonetheless.. :D

    here's a link to the pictures I took of the cave.

  2. Very cool! Thanks for sharing :) And yes, it's quite small. I think it's good paired with something else in the area, like the hike to the Hollywood sign.