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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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Easy hike defining old Malibu

The Solstice Canyon area and hike is a relatively simple hike, partially on an old paved road (off-limits to cars) for part of the way and a wide path up to an architetural digest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
Rey C

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Solstice Canyon area and hike is a relatively simple hike, partially on an old paved road (off-limits to cars) for part of the way and a wide path up to an architetural digest home in the '60's that burned in one of the wildfires. Its foundation, pad area, and fireplace still stand, as well as an old, small lock... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Solstice Canyon offers some excellent hikes with stunning views and a good dose of history through the scattered ruins. We hiked the relatively easy trail with our infant son in a front pack though previously I've hiked the longer loop that runs up along the ridge which is more strenuous, though more rewarding in the views. Just watch out for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We rented a house that had a beautiful partial view of Solstice Canyon and a full view of the Pacific Ocean from the front of the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I had a great time here with my brother and his girlfriend. We parked at the second larger parking lot closer to the trailhead. We went on the solstice canyon trail up to robert's ranch house. The ruins of the house were interesting and the waterfall was kind of just a drippy puddle. Still enjoyed it. We took the rising... More 

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1 Thank Nadia S
Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We went hiking in the afternoon which was really nice (solstice canyon trail). The views are amazing and we saw several types of wildlife (birds, bees, deer, etc.). The hike we took wasn't too difficult and had some historical structures to view on the way to a waterfall (that we pretty much dry due to the drought). There were a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice easy walk, lots of families and dogs for a relatively isolated walk. Bring lots of water and avoid the restrooms The loop trail is not worth the effort

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I did the main trail, part of the extended portion, and the Rising Sun trail. The views were great and the first half of the hike was very easy going. The Rising Sun trail was the hardest of the ones we hiked, but it was still manageable for us. I highly recommend this park.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

We started on an easy trail to old houses that burned down. This was on partially wide trail through some woods so partially shaded. Lots of birds to see. We then proceeded on the rising sun trail which was somewhat demanding (not for small kids or those not in shape). Once you get to top there is a great view... More 

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Hartford, Ar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

In our group of 4 were 2 marathon runners who were going to run the LA Marathon the next day so they didn't want to take a long hike. This is a very easy hike, in fact, most of it is paved so lots of people were pushing strollers. The waterfall at the end was very disappointing.

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2 Thank Lynn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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