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Solstice Canyon

Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #16 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
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25 reviews 25 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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Malibu, California, United States
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263 reviews 263 reviews
124 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Very popular hiking spot located off Corral Canyon Road, turn off at the Union 76 station. There is parking in the park, however it tends to fill up fast on the weekends. There are a couple of different hiking routes of varying difficulty with a lovely creek and small waterfall at the end of the easier hike.

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