True Detective

Los Angeles area filming locations for True Detective Season 2, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams

8/17/15: Added the location of Kali Club from Episode 6.

Episode 1:


Ray Dropping Chad Off at School
Torrance Elementary School, 2125 Lincoln Ave, Torrance CA
Google Street View


Frank Gives Ray Information on his Wife’s Attacker
1010 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View


Frank Semyon’s House
22035 Saddle Peak Rd, Topanga CA
Bing Aerial View


Vinci Gardens Casino
1045 W Rosecrans Ave, Gardena CA
Google Street View


Sheriff’s Raid on Farmhouse
Orcutt Rd, Santa Paula CA
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Velcoro’s House
4322 Furlong Pl, Vernon CA
Bing Aerial View
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Ani and Elvis Serve Foreclosure Papers
Bing Aerial View
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Velcoro Beating Up Writer
15445 Moorpark St, Sherman Oaks CA
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California Highway Patrol Building
12622 Grevillea Ave, Hawthorne CA
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Panticapaeum Institute
5755 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes CA
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Velcoro Beating Up Bully’s Dad
19825 Needles St, Chatsworth CA
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Ani Leaving Casino
6580 Auto Center Dr, Ventura CA
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Black Rose Bar Exterior
53rd St and Malabar St, Los Angeles CA
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Woodrugh Finds Ben Caspere
Point Mugu, Malibu CA
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Episode 2:


Ray Meets with Frank
Washington Blvd, Next to Los Angeles River, Los Angeles CA
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Woodrugh’s Mom’s Trailer Home
4456 Naval Air Rd, Oxnard CA
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Frank Meets with Jacob McCandless
202 W. 1st St, Los Angeles CA (inside)
221 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles CA (outside)
Google Street View


Ray Confronts His Ex-Wife
Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave, Northridge CA
Google Aerial View


Ray and Ani Visit Dr. Pitlor
Hummingbird Nest, 2940 Kuehner Dr, Santa Susana CA
Bing Aerial View


Woodrugh on his Balcony
15433 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA
Google Street View


Velcoro Gets Shot at Caspere’s Apartment
1627 N. Kingsley Dr, Los Angeles CA
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Episode 3:


Mayor Chessani’s Mansion
1091 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills CA
Google Aerial View


Frank Intimidating Contractor at Construction Site
6th St and Bixel St, Los Angeles CA
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Woodrugh at Motocross Race
The Grand, 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry CA
Google Aerial View


Ani and Velcoro on Movie Set
Richmond St and Mission Rd, Los Angeles CA
Google Aerial View


Woodrugh Interviewing Prostitutes About Caspere
5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA
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Woodrugh Meets Guy with Information About Caspere
5251 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA
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Ray and Ani Question Driver of the Car Who Quit
11502 S Broadway, Los Angeles CA
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Episode 4:


Woodrugh Looking for His Motorcycle
721 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles CA
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Woodrugh Gets Hounded by Reporters at Hotel
7023 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA
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Frank’s Meeting at Bakery
Maggie’s Pastry, 6530 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood CA
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Frank Demands Collections from Luca
1029 S. Union Ave, Los Angeles CA
Google Aerial View


Emily Tells Woodrugh She is Pregnant
2601 Soto St, Vernon CA
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Ani and Ray Meet with Guy from EPA
26412 Mulholland. Highway, Calabasas CA
Google Street View


Woodrugh and Dixon at Pawn Shop
5901 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA
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Ani Leaving Sheriff’s Department
333 N. Prairie Ave, Inglewood CA
Bing Aerial View


Ray Giving His Son His Dad’s Badge
250 S Rimpau Blvd, Los Angeles CA
Google Aerial View


Shootout with Ledo
Jesse St and Anderson St, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View

Note: The building where the gunman was that blew up is located at 625 S. Anderson St, which can be seen here

Episode 5:


Frank Semyon’s New House
1400 N. Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles CA
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Ani Meets with Vera’s Sister at Motel
401 S. Westlake Ave, Los Angeles CA
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Frank’s Meeting with McCandless
700 N Alameda St, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View


Ani Talking with Her Sister on the Beach
Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu CA
Google Street View


Ray Talks with His Ex-Wife
Overlook near Elysian Park, Los Angeles CA
Bing Aerial View


Ani and Woodrugh at Guerneville Cabin
Harwood Lodge, Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy CA
Google Aerial View

Episode 6:


Frank Talking with Stan’s Wife and Son
6006 Sunnyslope Ave, Van Nuys CA
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Frank Looking for Irina
1521 Colton St, Los Angeles CA
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Kali Club
Alley next to 5951 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA
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The Party House
195 S. Grand Ave, Pasadena CA
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Frank Tries to Meet with Irina but Finds Her Dead
5625 Southern Ave, South Gate CA
Google Aerial View

Episode 7:


Ani, Paul and Ray Hiding Out at Motel
Buckhorn Motel, 6870 Mt. Baldy Rd, Mt. Baldy CA
Google Street View


Woodrugh Hides Emily and His Mom at Motel
8911 Atlantic Ave, South Gate CA
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Woodrugh Investigating at Police Station
100 W. 1st St, Los Angeles CA
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Ray Finds Katherine Davis Dead
2901 Fruitland Ave, Vernon CA
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Frank Meets with Jeweler
9025 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View


Woodrugh Meets with Police Chief Holloway
320 W. Temple St, Los Angeles CA
Google Aerial View


Frank Watching Fires From Overlook
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles CA
Google Aerial View

Episode 8:


Frank Says Goodbye to Jordan
1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana CA
Google Aerial View


Ray and Ani Find Laura/Erica at House
1000 El Mirador Ave, Long Beach CA
Google Street View


Ray Meets with Holloway
2626 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA
Google Street View


Ray and Frank in Shootout at Cabin
Canyon Ranch Rustic Cabin, 368 E. Carlisle Road, Thousand Oaks CA
Note: There are really no good maps views that give you a good look at this location.


Ani Puts Laura/Erica on a Bus
600 N. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro CA
Google Aerial View


Frank Gets Carjacked
16th St and Hooper Ave, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View


Ani Gets on Boat to Venezuela
Seaside Ave, San Pedro CA
Google Aerial View


Ray’s Shootout with Burris
Balch Park, Sequoia National Forest, Springville CA
Google Aerial View

Note: The aerial view just shows the park in general, not a specific spot from the episode


Frank Dies in the Desert
Soggy Dry Lake, Lucerne Valley CA
Google Aerial View


Ani and Jordan Meet with Reporter
Wall Street Center Building, 420 E. 11th St, Los Angeles CA
Google Street View

Note: The street celebration is along 11th St. The room they are in faces out on Wall St.

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11 Responses to True Detective

  1. JN says:

    Thank you for taking time to do this. I was really curious where the cabin scene was shot in the most recent episode(Mt Baldy) and didn’t think I’d be able to find the answer so easily. Thanks for making it so thorough and current!

  2. Chris.P.Bacon says:

    In the season finale the opening scene was filmed at Santa Ana train station 1000 East Santa Ana Bl. Santa Ana 92701 I live two blocks away. It’s the same place where they filmed Rain man.

  3. Leland says:

    But where did they shoot the redwood forest scenes?

  4. Georgia says:

    Do you know where the Paul Woodrugh Memorial Highway unveiling shot was filmed? Thank you for doing this! It’s really helpful.

  5. Maryann says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I couldn’t find this info anywhere else and it was really bugging me! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!!

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  7. klgf123 says:

    So cool I live in Lucerne Valley and I thought the area where Frank was walking looked so familiar – and it was Lucerne Valley too cool- love it

  8. Thomas says:

    Do you happen to know the pick up location where Ani get’s picked up before she goes to the sex house? The scene where they get picked up by the buses?

  9. Tempura says:

    Where in Mt. Baldy did they build the “murder cabin”?

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