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Solstice Canyon

Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Great place to hike

It was a beautiful easy hike. The path we chose made it about a 3.5 mile hike. I was surprised to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Hot hike in the fall

This is a nice and easy hike if you pick the right time of day. If you hike it during the heat of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Wilmington, New York
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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rising sun” (6 reviews)
“easy hike” (10 reviews)
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

It was a beautiful easy hike. The path we chose made it about a 3.5 mile hike. I was surprised to see that there was a waterfall but when we got there it wasn't quite a waterfall. It was found in a pretty setting. There...More

Thank superP3
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a nice and easy hike if you pick the right time of day. If you hike it during the heat of the day, be prepared with plenty of water. Even though it was one of the hottest days of the year, it was...More

Thank willkommenhof
Reviewed 7 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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 13 August 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 10 August 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 5 July 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 30 March 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 27 March 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 26 March 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
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