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Solstice Canyon

Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Beautiful from Kansas folk

A very beautiful morning hike. A great workout and worth hiking the hill to find a beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Topeka, Kansas
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Great place to explore

We had a lovely hike with a family of 7 with boys from 3 to 7 their mom and grandparents. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catonsville, Maryland
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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rising sun” (6 reviews)
“easy hike” (8 reviews)
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful morning hike. A great workout and worth hiking the hill to find a beautiful view of malibu and the Pacific Ocean. Take the full trail around, it's gorgeous. Don't forget water and please leave NO TRACE and pick up any trash another...More

1  Thank debs476
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely hike with a family of 7 with boys from 3 to 7 their mom and grandparents. Lots of places to go off trail and not get lost. Trail to the waterfall was really fun with side trails, ruins, waterfalls, and streams....More

1  Thank gr8fish2017
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This used to be a tranquil place to walk, but too many people and nothing tranquil anymore! If you don't care about the crowds, the back of the canyon has some pretty waterfalls, but every rock has a human on it, so good luck trying...More

Thank kellyp400
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We did the entire trail loop. Went up and saw the waterfall, it was smaller than we expected but kids liked it. On the way down we took the rising sun junction of the trail, which will take you to higher elevations first then drops....More

Thank Khaled A
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Went on the 2.1 mile trail up to the waterfall, great place for pictures. The trail is paved most of the way so walking is relatively easy. Nice place to go to get out of the madness of socal.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We love this hike.. we have done it about 14 times now and we think it is a gem... the path is beautiful, following a mountain stream up to the remains of a mansion that burned down in the early 1970's... there is also a...More

1  Thank Kristian J
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful 3.4 mile hike and you can get great views of the beach and the canyon. After the rainfall this year, you get beautiful wild flowers. There's a small waterfall at the end.

Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

There are several trails some easier than others. Make sure to take plenty of water since most areas hiking up are in direct sun. Overall a great place to hike.

1  Thank erawson77
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I did this hike for a nice cool down after the LA marathon (yes, it is easy). The parking lot was full but I was able to find a space not far from the entrance. The longest hike took me about 3 hours walking (very)...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Very nice hike through the Santa Monica mountains. My husband and I hiked here with our dog. My only complaint, is the amount of dogs that were off the leash, just because your dog is comfortable approaching other dogs, doesn't mean that my dog is...More

Thank shawntel39
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