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Solstice Canyon

Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Great hike rewarded with a view.. a bit of climbing... parking is a challenge!

Love this hike... doesn't take a long time to do but it has great views, climbing, history, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woodinville, WA
Love hiking

We love hiking, we hike at home and try to search out hikes whilst on holidays, especially when... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Ashleigh M
via mobile
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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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“easy hike” (10 reviews)
“rising sun” (6 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this hike... doesn't take a long time to do but it has great views, climbing, history, and well marked trails. Parking is a challenge if you are going during a popular time (weekends) so you may need to park before you get to the...More

Thank carrieul
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We love hiking, we hike at home and try to search out hikes whilst on holidays, especially when great views are involved. This was not a favourite and there definitely needs to be more signage. Easy to walk more miles than necessary if you are...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Solstice Canyon is a park within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Malibu, California. Just a mile east of Point Dume (See my review on Point Dume Beach). We went there for being one of the 7 hunted hiking trails in Los Angeles,...More

Thank SheenaGao
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 25 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 6 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 30 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 12 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
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