The 1994 live action adaptation of “The Flintstones” was filmed in California and Utah. Early in the film, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, played by John Goodman and Rick Moranis, are seen driving through the Bronson Cave, which can be found in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. A very popular hiking spot, to reach it, simply take the Bronson Cave Trail for about a quarter of a mile and the caves are on the left. Although the walk is uphill, it’s so short that anyone without medical issues should be able to handle it with ease. The cave is a bit larger than it appears here. Those who walk through it will also be treated to a nice view of the Hollywood sign on the other side. The cave has been featured in countless productions, most famously as the “Bat Cave” in the 1966 “Batman” TV series.
LOCATION: 3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (the trailhead can be found at 2950 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068)
Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, California are featured prominently in the film as the town of Bedrock. Fred Flintstone’s house is featured as a set directly in front of the rocks. Countless films have also shot scenes at Vasquez Rocks, including “Dante’s Peak,” “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Jingle All The Way,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Paul,” “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” “Hell Comes to Frogtown” and dozens more. Television shows which featured Vasquez Rocks in episodes include “The Fugutive,” “The A-Team,” “MacGuyver” and perhaps most famous of all, the original “Star Trek” series, where the rocks were seen in numerous episodes, serving as multiple different planets. The rocks have also been seen in music videos for Michael Jackson, 311 and many more, as well as countless commercials. The rocks are part of a Natural Area Park and open to the public from sunrise to sunset. They receive a steady amount of visitors, many of whom attempt to climb the steep rocks, which are larger than they might appear in the photograph.
LOCATION: 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91350
Fred Flintstone’s car from the film could be seen on the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour.
LOCATION: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Barney Rubble’s car was also on display on the tour.