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Address: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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.
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Great hike to a waterfall

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Malibu
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

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Malibu, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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.

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9 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!

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

nice short hike to the old ruins and "waterfall"...with the California drought, only a trickle exists...but lots of shade and wildflowers on trail...other hiking too...parking is limited

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

During my February visit the waterfall was small-ish but still worth the time :) Was so quiet and calm. I was told beforehand to be aware of rattlesnakes but did not see any- :S Thankfully!!

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dallas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Did the 3 mile circle through the solstice canyon last week. Nice moderate uphill challenge for the first mile and a half with spectacular views of the mountains, sea and some awesome homes. The midway point is a beautiful babbling brook and old home with trees to keep the sun off. The rest of the hike is a lovely flat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great place to hike. A little something for everyone. Interesting history, small, and medium trails. Stunning rolling hills views. Hidden gems like a mini creek you have to pass over on the more steep trails. The only negative... DO NOT use the public restroom. The most disgusting thing I've ever seen.

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Address: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu

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