Rising Sun Trail

Malibu, California 90265

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain1,181ft
Trailhead Elevation400ft
Top765ft
Elevation Min/Max384/765ft
Elevation Start/End400/400ft

Rising Sun Trail

Rising Sun Trail is a hiking trail in Malibu, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 400 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,181 feet. This trail connects with the following: Roberts Road.

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"This rollercoaster-like ramble over the hillsides overlooking lower Solstice Canyon is a nearly complete tour of the entire Solstice Canyon Park. It’s a sweaty affair if the day is sunny and warm." Read more

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4/5/2009
The tail is well maintained. Warm, wear sunscreen. It is a tough climb up on the Rising Sun Trail. The popular Way is to take Solsitce canyon up to the waterwall (tropical terrace) then climb up to the rising sun trail and view the ocean on the way down. Apox. 3 hour hike for enire loop good workout!
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12/1/2007
Very sad thing... I read this hike and went for only to discover the entire canyon this hike goes into was just burnt to a crisp the other week with some very unfortunate people loosing their homes. I dont think this site will ever be the same. There is nothing except ash left on the land. There is another great hike all the way up corral canyon road that you can hike all the way to Kanan from. you can also look at the remains of the old Buddha temple there.
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2/3/2007
The trail was worth the climb on a hot February day, at one point opening up to the Pacific Ocean and views of Catalina Island. The trail is a bit rough, but not bad. If you're sheepish coming down a rough hill, then I recommend reversing the hike, go in on the service road, enjoy the waterfall and the tropical terrace. Trails were crowded, but not overly so. At one point it was just me, and the Pacific and the chirping of birds!
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Trail Information

Malibu
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
NPS
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Malibu Beach, Point Dume
Local Maps

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Dec 2018