Malibou Lake to Lost Cabin

Hike Report

Mileage7.1 miles
Minimum Elevation670 ft
Maximum Elevation1,420 ft
Total Ascent1,270 ft

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Solstice Secrets


Hike Report

Mileage4.7 miles
Minimum Elevation100 ft
Maximum Elevation1,215 ft
Total Ascent1,450 ft







The Secret Solstice Canyon Special

For VIPs Only

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Don’t forget to come back here after the hike for the hike report!

Another Hiking With Dean original — no one does Solstice Canyon like we do! If you are a Solstice Canyon regular you don’t want to miss this one with my “secret trail.” Our clockwise loop will begin with an off-trail adventure up the western ridge of Solstice Canyon to the Deer Valley Loop. From there we descend into the Canyon on the Sostomo Trail to the waterfall and ruins. After a short break at Tropical Terrace we head back out to the cars via the familiar Rising Sun Trail and the TRW Loop See Map

Solstice Canyon is the quintessential coastal canyon. The year-round stream provides ample water to support this 550-acre park’s numerous plant communities and a diverse wildlife population.There is a 30 ft water fall and some ruins that are fun to explore….

…..But to get there we are going to do some trailblazing!

Spectacular ocean views: Pt Dume from Deer Valley

Total distance is about 7 miles. The first mile will be the toughest and most strenuous with a 1,000 ft gain. Remember we will be going off trail and hiking through grass and a couple of bushes. Total gain on hike will be almost 2000 feet

No Beginners

Let’s take advantage of a gorgeous day in Malibu and hike Solstice Canyon with lunch by the beach!

We’ll do lunch down the street at the Malibu Seafood Cafe on PCH after the hike. Ok to bring your own beverage – wine, beer, soda….keep a cooler in your car with your favorite potables

Directions to Trailhead

Park Address: 3950 Solstice Canyon Rd

Directions: From PCH, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd. and proceed north for about 0.2 mile until you arrive at the entrance to the Solstice Canyon Park. Proceed along Solstice Canyon Rd for about 0.5 mile until you arrive at the second parking area. Corral Canyon Rd is between Malibu Canyon and Kanan-Dume Rd.

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Going Ape at Malibu Creek SP

Hike Report

Here is the report for our first VIP Hike. I am playing with different ways to present it. If you have any feature requests or suggestions please contact me. Stay tuned for the next one