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Solstice Canyon

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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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Amazing easy hike with outstanding views

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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) slowly with photos of Malibu included. HIGHLY recommended for those who enjoy a good view... More 

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fort walton, florida
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 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 comfortable being approached. There are signs posted throughout the recreational area and on the trails... More 

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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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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Thank Rey C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 28 August 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 30 July 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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Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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 18 July 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 4 May 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 18 April 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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