Hike: Solstice Canyon, Malibu, CA

Updated October 2018: This hike was initially shared on DeliciousLA. It’s a great hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. 
Yesterday, we went for a hike @ Solstice Mountain in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was highly recommended by a friend and we’d been talking about going for a hike for a while.  We are so glad we did it – we had an awesome time! The wildflowers were in bloom and the scenery was amazing.

If you live in LA and are looking for something fun to do, I urge you to go on this hike! It took about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the 3 miles. We went up the Rising Sun Trail (easy-moderate) and came back on the TRW trail (very easy). There is a special surprise halfway – a ruin of an old mansion and a waterfall!  Here are some of the photos from our hike:

Solstice Canyon Trailhead: (
To get there, head north on the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica towards Malibu. Take a right onto Corral Canyon Road (this is shortly after passing Pepperdine University).  About a quarter mile up, you will see the gated entrance to Solstice Canyon.  They have two small parking lots – one at the entrance, or close to the start of the trail. When we went, both were full, so we continued up Corral Canyon Road and parked along the road overlooking the ocean (last photo).

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