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Address: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up...

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.

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Fun hike, not too hard, nice facilities and a waterfall

The basic hike to the waterfall is moderately flat and shaded. The waterfall is small but it runs year around (very rare find) and is pretty although the railing around it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southern California
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Southern California
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50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The basic hike to the waterfall is moderately flat and shaded. The waterfall is small but it runs year around (very rare find) and is pretty although the railing around it is a little unsightly. There are connecting trails that go up the canyon sides so you can hike for quite a while. Those are steeper and more open. If... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can experience short or long hikes throughout the canyons of Malibu. You can see the water and the beach from many vantage points.

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1 Thank DougANWA
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Solstice Canyon on the last day of 2015. Fortunately, we had blue skies and thus amazing views. The hike itself was great too, hardly any people around and two parking lots nearby.

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1 Thank Jeroen010
Sydney, Australia
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696 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic hiking trail with views over the ocean at Malibu to the hinterland behind. Try Corral canyon and discover the cave where Jim Morrison from Doors fame wrote a lot of his lyrics.

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1 Thank Drew M
Malibu, California
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I'm really reluctant to tell everyone how good this park is because I don't want it to become even more crowded than it already is. Just be sure to hike all the way to the back of the Canyon, to see the old home site and year-round waterfall.

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1 Thank Newsdoc
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Sokstice Canyon is just off Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road. Great for hiking in the hills of the Santa Monica mountains. Just be careful of the wildlife. There are rattlesnake, deer, coyotes, spiders and more back there.

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1 Thank LetsGetOut
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was an easy, beautiful hike, which is exactly what I wanted. But with the drought, the waterfall was quite a disappointment. But it was a great short hike, not too steep, not too difficult. Decent trail.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I came for a nice morning easy hike and then decided to make it tougher. First, it's not hard to find at all - just off the PCH at the 76 gas station. There are two parking lots, the first one is small, keep going as the second lot is bigger and right at the trailhead. The first part of... More 

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2 Thank Craig S
New York City, New York
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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.

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Dubai
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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 

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