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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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Best hiking in Los Angeles

You can hike the creek, shady forest, sunny paved trails, or challenging mountain trails. All beautiful. Love this place and its variety.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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151 reviews 151 reviews
71 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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531 reviews 531 reviews
155 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 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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