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Solstice Canyon

Address: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking...
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We would have spent more time exploring this area, but the Tahoe we rented was struggling with the incline. Roads were a bit narrow for the larger car. I understand why locals drive smaller vehicles.

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Malibu
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Snakes and traffic and noisy people. What should have beena Lovely afternoon with a hike turned out to be a traffic jam with noisy trashy people that included some rattlesnakes.

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Urbana, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There are some amazing views to be had here. There are ruins of a mid-century ranch home which are intriguing. There are also ruins of an earlier cabin. Most wonderful is the waterfall and the challenging hike up the waterfall, over the top and across several streams. Adventurous, beautiful and exciting!

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I ran the three mile trail, but I did have to walk through some portions. The ruins of the houses were pretty cool to check out. I wish there was even more of the history posted and trail markers. The view was spectacular. We tried to bring our small children, 3 and 6, and it was too much for them... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Great place to escape and enjoy nature. Trail takes you through canyon and above where you view the ocean.

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Los Angeles, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
75 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I love coming here (Solstice Canyon). Whenever I need a break from the crazy hustle & bustle of living in L.A., this is one of my favorite places to go. I go with my dog or on my own.

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed this; it's so close to the hustle and bustle of the PCH, yet it feels miles away. Great views of mountains and homes in the distance, nice sojourn with nature. Paved trail at first, then it becomes a dirt path with mild inclines. Amazing how it can be quite a bit warmer than by the ocean only... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We spent a month in Malibu with a daughter of 8 years and did come here for shorter hikes. Great views, different trails paved ranging to climbing almost. Interesting history, free parking. The Solstice canyon has everything needed even sun when the beach was covered with clouds( June gloom)'.

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Westlake Village, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This Solstice canyon hike has everything, from flat paved to brutal stone stairs up and down the steep sides. You can pick and choose your adventure from the trails. The history of the canyon is interesting, with the structures and ruins, and the scenery is beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We spent a whole day hiking Solstice canyon, even though its not a very long trail we took hours because there is so much to stop and look at, all the different types of insects, plants, salamanders and snakes kept the kids busy spotting and admiring for most of the time, then we got to the Roberts House and climbed... More 

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