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“Solstice Canyon walk”
Review of Solstice Canyon

Solstice Canyon
Ranked #16 of 52 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this scenic coastal canyon offers up many panoramic hiking opportunities.
Los Angeles, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Solstice Canyon walk”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Beautiful day for a short hike. Difficult to find Solstice at first.

Visited February 2012
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“Terrible, sun-blasted hike with hardly any trees”
Reviewed 19 September 2009

This was NOT a good hike. There was very little to see, and a lot of walking up the side of a hill in blasted landscape with the sun beating down. Even in 75 degree weather at the shore, it is 90 degrees on the trail. The 'waterfall' is a ribbon of water flowing down rocks. The water doesn't actually fall from anything. The 'ruins' - Roberts house - is a building from the 1950s that burned in 1982. One is left wondering why no one cleaned up the remains of the building so that trees could grow. It would be a mistake for anyone to make a pet dog suffer through this hike. There is the constant sound of snakes slithering around on the side of the trail, and hardly any shade. The parking lot is the prettiest part of the trail.

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent, peaceful climb/workout”
Reviewed 25 June 2007

I went to Solstice Canyon on a peaceful sunny Sunday afternoon, and it was the best hike I've done in awhile.

First to get there, head north on PCH, past Malibu Seafood on your right, and another right at Corral Canyon Rd. There will be a '76' gas station at the corner, so that'll be your landmark.

Passing through the one way lane, you'll end up at the parking lot. There are bathrooms and maps for your convenience.

All paths/trails will intersect each other along the way, but the best one is the trail right off the parking lot. It's an easy & brisk 2.1 miles, and you'll discover a pleasant waterfall up top (past a burnt house).

I'm saying it's easy because it is paved, but there will be a couple of instances where you'll have to cross a stream via rocks.

Taking another trail past the waterfall, you'll be climbing up to go back down. It is the best trail, in my opinion...for the views at the top, and for catching your breath during the great descent.

On top of having a break from the city life, having a great work-out, all of this is FREE!!

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“Hike up Solstice Canyon”
Reviewed 30 August 2002

I went to Solstice Canyon in July 2002, while i was saying in L.A with a friend. The hike to the ranch house which was destroyed by fire. My friends a i climbed over the rocks which are either side of the river, while doing so we saw a snake, which scared us a bit. The hike was good fun, but not too chalenging.

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