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A different perspective on Malibu

I very much enjoyed hiking the Solstice Canyon trails, which include opportunities to see the ruins... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Great hike.

It was a good 3 miles easy hike. We wanted to see the waterfalls as advertised in the map but once... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Northport, New York
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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I very much enjoyed hiking the Solstice Canyon trails, which include opportunities to see the ruins of buildings destroyed by forest fires, a waterfall, creek and views of the ocean (if you can manage the steepest part of the trails). I spent about two hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It was a good 3 miles easy hike. We wanted to see the waterfalls as advertised in the map but once we get there, it was almost non existent, very little. We took pictures with the rocks but not too impress by it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VPonthemove
Reviewed 28 August 2018

When you drive up the mountain, you get the most beautiful view of the ocean. It’s a wonderful place to have a picnic

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Winkylee12
Reviewed 19 June 2018

As the day comes to an end, there is nothing better than watching the sun go down from solstice canyon. Great trail steeped in lots o interesting facts about settlers from long ago.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Feefeet
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a great hike and really cool when you get to the end of it where a huge villa was lost in a fire. I love this hike!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnFallonStudio
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 965ashleighm
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pbearfox
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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