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Solstice Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 265' 81 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 380' 116 m
Low: 115' 35 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney with improvements by Liz

Hike into the hills above Malibu through this historic canyon.

John McKinney

Features Waterfall

ADA Accessible The trail is paved for about the first 0.5 mile.

Description

This trail begins from the Solstice Canyon parking lot, located off of Corral Canyon Rd. Hike up the road at the end of the parking lot where the trailhead is. Follow the road up and when you've gone about 6/10 of a mile you pass the historic Matthew Keller House, which was mostly destroyed in the Corral Fire of 2007. You'll soon then pass Fern Grotto before the trail ends at the abandoned Roberts Ranch House. A waterfall, garden, and dam were left behind at this old estate, and the waterfall will still flow with enough rainfall.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Bird of paradise, agave, bamboo, and other tropical plants can be found in the now overgrown garden on the old Roberts' family estate.

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Jun 17, 2019
Kevin Horton
Easy and shaded. 1.3mi — 1h 00m
Mar 23, 2019
Louiza Smith
1h 00m

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