Past Meetup

Solstice Canyon in Malibu

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Total Distance: 6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,000'< feet

Level: Advanced beginner

Directions: From Santa Monica – Take PCH North to Corral Canyon Rd. Take a right on Corral Canyon Rd. There is a 76 gas station on the corner. It's just past Malibu Seafood and the Winery. Head inland for 1/4 of a mile to the entrance of the park on the left. The parking lot is small. Carpooling is highly recommended. Parking is very limited.

Carpooling option: Albertsons (http://www.albertsons.com/pd/stores/CA/Calabasas/Calabasas-Agoura-Rd-and-Las-Virgenes/4A7473748)

26521Agoura Road, Calabasas,CA91302

Please be here no later than 8:00 and post a comment that you'd like to carpool down below.

History

"Solstice Canyonis a park within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Monica_Mountains_National_Recreation_Area) in Malibu, California (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malibu,_California) . Located off Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Coast_Highway_(California)), the canyon runs north-to-south about a mile east of Point Dume (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Dume). Around 1865, Matthew Keller (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Keller) built a stone cottage in the canyon, believed to be the oldest existing stone building in Malibu. After surviving countless wildfires, the structure was finally left in ruins by the 2007 Corral Canyon Fire.

"The illustrious home of Fred and Florence Roberts was built into the canyon in 1952 .Paul Williams (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Williams_(architect)) designed the house, which was later featured in an issue of Architectural Digest for its stunning blend of natural features within the design, including waterfalls, creeks and trees. The picturesque abode was leveled by a wildfire in 1982 (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malibu_fire), though its foundations have become a popular hiking destination since the park was opened in 1988." Source: Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice_Canyon)

Immediately after the hike, I plan on stopping by Malibu Seafood for lunch where you're allowed to bring your own refreshments including wine/beer. Malibu Seafood (http://www.malibuseafood.com)

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