You have probably heard of it and maybe even seen it in pictures. The Bronson Batcave is located in Hollywood, at the end of Canyon Drive. Known to Google as the Bronson Caves and to Batman fans as the Batcave, this short little man-made cave actually isn’t much. For one, it’s more of a tunnel than a cave. For another, there isn’t any bats to speak of. And yet, it is both an iconic and world famous Point of Interest that you can easily get to if you’re in the area. Even if you don’t have much time.
From the 101 freeway, take exit 8C for Gower St, turn right onto N Beachwood Dr and then in 253 feet, turn right onto Franklin Ave. Follow Franklin Ave for 0.2 mile to Canyon Dr and turn left. In about 1.3 miles, you will see a dirt parking lot across from Bronson Canyon Griffith Park at 3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90068. The approximate GPS is: 34.122850, -118.315451.
Bronson Batcave Description
It’s called the Batcave because this where the original Batman used to stash his Batmobile, back in the day. Getting there is a breeze. It’s just a short walk from the Bronson Canyon parking lot. And it’s well worth the effort. Especially when combined with the hike to the Hollywood Sign from Canyon Drive.
Kim and Haydee inside the Bronson Batcave
From the Bronson Canyon parking lot on Canyon Drive, walk up Canyon Drive about 600 feet to the side trail on your right. The side trail backtracks up to the Bronson Batcave. The entrance to the Batcave is just a short quarter mile jaunt up the fire road, as shown in the graphic below.
The Easy Walk to the Bronson Batcave
Walk through the main cave. It’s usually fairly cool inside. And if you don’t mind stooping down a bit, try the side cave. Be sure to get lots of nice photos both inside and outside the Batcave. Try to picture Batman driving his Batmobile out of the cave, many years ago.
If you will also be hiking to the Hollywood Sign, you can then walk back down the spur trail and then continue up Canyon Drive toward the sign. Otherwise, you can head back to the parking lot and call it a day.