Solstice Canyon

Malibu, California 90265

Solstice Canyon

Solstice Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Hike through a beautiful canyon to the remains of two ruined mansions, and espy a lovely waterfall. Make no mistake, Solstice Canyon is remarkably beautiful and lush. There is no doubt that it is one of the best hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. However, seclusion and solitude are decidedly not on the itinerary. This is the most popular hike in Malibu and with good reason. There are several sets of ruins, including the Keller House, which stood almost one hundred years, from 1903 until 2007, and the Roberts Ranch House, built in 1952 by architect Paul Williams."

More Solstice Canyon Professional Reviews and Guides

"One of the most popular trails in the Santa Monica Mountains, this route passes what is rumored to be the oldest tree in Malibu, as well as the ruins of its oldest stone structure. At the end of the canyon lie the ruins of a 1950s ranch house and a small, cascading waterfall."

"Take a walk through wilderness and history on an easy walk
up to ruins. Have a picnic by the serene waterfall before
beginning an excellent workout up the ridge and finishing
your hike with a nice long downhill with sweeping ocean

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Trail Information

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Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round; late winter and early spring for water and wildflowers
Solstice Canyon
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Nov 2018