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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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Easy hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Josh W
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Corvallis, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

An easy hike for beginners and lazy weekends. Parking available but hard to get on weekends so you may have to park on the road or a mile away from main entrance. Dogs on leash allowed but found some abusers not picking up after. Great for smal kids as well as I see families on the hike. On certain time... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Solstice Canyon is one beautiful hike in Malibu, California. It is a busy hike so you have to know where to park during the weekends, there is parking on the road outside of the park so it is busy but worth the effort. Can you believe there is a year round waterfall on this hike, it is the short hike... More 

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Malibu, California
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444 reviews 444 reviews
119 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Always busy on the weekends...Not much fun hiking with crowds. Solution: Hike on weekdays and you'll love it. Great views. Cool to see the Robert's house and waterfall. Easy hike. Bring your dog and keep it on a leash---They'll ticket here. Easy and fun hike. Good for tourists/beginners/outa shapes

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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