Solstice Canyon

  • July 1, 2007 · 9:00 AM
  • Solstice Canyon

Date/Time 07/01/2007 at 9am Location Malibu Weather Map 20.2 miles from you Leader Trump Details Distance: 3 miles Elevation: 500 foot gain Difficulty: 2/10 Trailhead: Head north on Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu Canyon road to Corral Canyon Road and turn right. About a quarter mile up, you will see the gated entrance to Solstice Canyon. Description: From the gate, follow the service road that runs along the right side of the creek. Bear right at the dirt road that takes you up to the 2 odd looking buildings that house the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. To the right of the second building, take the Rising Sun Trail. This trail heads up the ridge, with great views of the ocean, then drops down into the somewhat mysterious Tropical Terrace. This is actually the ruins of a home build in the 1960s, and burned in 1982. There are exotic plants, lovely pools, a 30 foot waterfall, and a hidden statue of the Virgin Mary just before you cross the creek heading into the ruins. This is really a fun place to explore! You can carefully scramble up the rocks on an extremely steep trail to get above the waterfall to a number of lovely pools. The return route is a pleasant shady service road that runs parallel to the stream. /Trump

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  • Abby

    really nice!

    July 7, 2007

  • dina

    It was a nice easy hike. A great way to loosen up my legs from my Saturday run & bring my little dog too. Lot's of shade and an awesome view

    July 2, 2007

  • Jim

    It was a good hike. I had been before and like the waterfalls. The extra hike up the mountain with the ocean views was great.

    July 2, 2007

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    A former member

    Shady on the way up, hot sun & exposed trail on the way back. A very nice hike overall. It was easier to climb to the pools behind this waterfall than it is at the Switzer Falls hike.

    July 1, 2007

  • Christi

    A great hike on a perfect day, and of course Trump! :)

    July 1, 2007

  • Sylvia

    Wonderful scenery, TXS for ths hike

    July 1, 2007

  • David K.

    Nice people and just the right length for me since it was my firs mini-hike with the group. I'm looking forward to going on future hikes through the summer (and beyond).

    July 1, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great hike. Trump did an excellent job setting the pace, including everyone, and generating a fun attitude.

    July 1, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    I continued on up the Sostomo trail to the Deer Valley Loop. It added a little over 4 miles and there was an INCREDIBLE view from the top overlooking Point Dume.

    July 1, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some people had problems with directions, but we all got there. Good starting time, great group of wonderful people. I'll do it again for sure!

    July 1, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was the perfect combination of fun, shade, sun, climbing, vistas and old ruins.

    July 1, 2007

  • A former member
    A former member

    zomg teh leedar wuz so awsum!!!

    July 1, 2007

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