We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
Website
Improve this listing
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers...
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Daughter 3 went.

Enjoyed the hiking but difficult uphill terrain. Beautiful scenery. Waterfall was ok. Nice spot to eat picknic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
badbaruch57
,
New York City, New York
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the hiking but difficult uphill terrain. Beautiful scenery. Waterfall was ok. Nice spot to eat picknic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I know - there's a major drought in California right now. But just to confirm, this walk has been quite badly effected. The scenery is pretty scorched and the waterfall is a trickle. To get the best of it, take the high path out so you get the (still striking) views from the top of the hills out towards the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roscoe, Illinois
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband, 18 year old son, and I did a morning hike up Solstice Canyon. It's uphill mostly as we did the trail to the waterfall. Don't get to excited about the waterfall since the lake of rain in California this summer has turned the waterfall into more of a trickle of water...falling. But the views were pleasant and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Solstice Canyon trail is an easy 2 mile round trip hike to the ruins of Roberts Ranch and a small waterfall. If you're up for a little challenge, take the Solstice Canyon trail until you get to the waterfall (about a mile). Then, instead of going back the same way, head to the Rising Sun Trail which starts out with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malibu
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Best to visit after a rainfall so the waterfall is pumping out . Crawl or climb up to other levels behind the first fall and there are a few secluded pools.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Malibu, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful hiking trail providing good exercise. Can hike to the waterfall and maybe the water will be running. You will hike by nice streams and huge trees along the way and then you can take another trail off to the right and climb up lots of steps which is strenuous but then you will be at the top and can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My friend and I were looking for an activity in Malibu before heading to lunch. We did this nice easy 2 mile hike and got to enjoy the serenity of the canyon as well as the interesting history of the 2 houses that had been built there and unfortunately burnt down several years back. Despite the incredible drought, the waterfall... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very pretty and interesting hike. Not to difficult with children either. This review is a little late as we were here five years ago.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great hike for an afternoon. We enjoyed it very much. Make sure you take water with you. There are certain sections of the hike where you are exposed to the sun without any protection. It is also a lot warmer than down at the coast line. Beautiful scenery!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can hike the creek, shady forest, sunny paved trails, or challenging mountain trails. All beautiful. Love this place and its variety.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Solstice Canyon also viewed

 

Been to Solstice Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Solstice Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?