The next time you are planning your trip away for the summer and think of sunny California think of Solstice Canyon in the pristine respite community Malibu. About an hour north of busy congested Los Angeles, Solstice Canyon is the perfect retreat away from stresses of everyday. Solstice Canyon can be your escape from the ordinary, get you back to nature, and lost in the lush green cove.
Where is Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon is at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains just outside of Malibu. Malibu in and of itself is paradise but still has some of the marks of modern man. In Malibu visitors will find jumping dolphins and crashing waves as well as Jamba Juice and restaurants. Solstice Canyon is still untouched by modern man with tons of hiking trails to take you away from it all, surround you in green coves and relax you with the sights and sounds of a one hundred and fifty foot waterfall.
What to do in Solstice Canyon: For the beginner there are three easy level trails at Solstice Canyon. The Solstice Canyon Trail is 2.1 miles and takes you on a leisurely walk through the history of the Solstice Canyon. Solstice Canyon Trail takes you past the remains of the Roberts Ranch House which was previously designed to work in harmony with nature but was overtaken by nature when it burned down in 1982. Dry Canyon Trail is an easy 1.2 mile trail that is not always dry. Dry Canyon Trail takes you along the outskirts of the woodlands and ends at a one hundred and fifty foot majestic waterfall. TRW Loop Trail is 1.5 miles and takes you in a round trip from the parking lot through the woodland area. All three trails are perfect for a calm day of meditation.
Advanced Visitor to Solstice Canyon: For the more experienced hiker there are two more challenging trails along Solstice Canyon. Rising Sun Trail is a moderate 1.5 mile trail named after the Los Angeles vineyard of the same name. Rising Sun Trail takes you along the base and heights of Solstice Canyon. Finally there is Sostomo Trail/ Deer Valley Loop which is 3.9 moderate to strenuous miles through woodland and coastal shrub. Sostomo Trail/ Deer Valley Loop gives you all that Solstice Canyon has to offer if you are up for the trek. You will be able to enjoy everything from the ruins of past dwellers, deer, canyon floors and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.
Solstice Canyon Conclusion: There are parks, hiking trails, riding trails and even an amphitheater in beautiful Solstice Canyon. The next time you are in California skip the Hollywood tours and head on out for an even more beautiful back lot created by the best scenic designer of all, Mother Nature.