Sostomo and Deer Valley Loop Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,811 feet Route Type: Loop

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over grown

Excellent hike, strenuous stretches, good workout, great views. There’s a gate as you turn onto Solstice Canyon Road from Corral Canyon Road. This gate opens at 8:00 am. If you want to start earlier, you will have to park on the street.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trail, not hard at all, had to park on pch which is totally fine; extra mile to warm up and cool down. Make sure you have a hat and water.

Eh... lots of people for the first mile (bring your kids and walk your dog.). After that you can take the trail. Lots of elevation gain (up hill all the way...I guess only half way because you do have to come back down). Not very interesting or challenging, just a lot of going up hill. Long drive back home, but welcome to LA. Nothing I need to do again.

hiking
4 months ago

I added the Deer Valley loop for an 8 mile hike, amazing views. Deer Valley Loop add on is well worth the effort.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

This was a great trail that is clearly marked and taken care of. There are a lot gnats going towards deer loop and it’s very rocky in some places. There isn’t any shade on deer valley loop but the views are breathtaking. This is a moderate hike with moderate inclines. I’m a beginner and had no problem doing this hike. I greatly recommend it!

Nice hike up, pretty views, not a bad gain in elevation. Want to do again when my hip heals

Great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Arrived at 750am and there were only a handful of cars. There are restrooms at the trail start. We were walking on paved road for about 15 to 20 minutes before hitting the trail. Took lefts at the loops. Nice scenic hike & would recommend as an easy conditioning hike since you can choose to only do portions of the entire trail.

Easy to find/follow. Nice mix of elevation gain and loss. Only downside is parking—but that’s to be expected. Come early or late for best chance at getting a spot in a lot or on the road.

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail but be careful about bringing your dog. my pup was covered in ticks from the hike

hiking
7 months ago

I enjoyed the well marked trail. Didn't see the waterfall....

hiking
7 months ago

Rising Sun trail to Deer Valley via Solstice canyon. Incredible weather. Trails are neatly organized and well labeled. Spectacular view from Deer Valley!

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over grown
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Started up Rising Sun Trail (forgot to turn AllTrails on). After approx 2 mi there’s a nice flowing 10 ft waterfall & remnants of a burned down property. Great ocean view looking north toward Kanan Dune/Zumba beach if you continue on & do the Deer Valley Loop.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

The bulk of the trail is not the most interesting, but it’s a decent workout and views are good. There are some cool features too that pushed this into 4 stars including several creek crossings and the Williams home, which is definitely worth exploring.

hiking
bugs
over grown
8 months ago

Nice, but we started late. Get there before 5 in the summer, early September. We saw a trickling brook, not sure if that was the waterfall. Will be back to do the entire trail earlier next time.

Loved this trail so much! Beautiful views, amazing history, water, waterfalls, varied terrain- 7.1 miles was our total distance. Beautiful & worth it- bring lots of water

Not overgrown anymore. Also, decent shade in many parts. Parking is difficult on weekends, so you may have to walk a bit to the trailhead. Actual length of the trail is closer to 7 miles.

hiking
9 months ago

It was hard! Not kid friendly! But I would definitely do it again.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike that is well marked! The waterfall is particularly nice,

hiking
no shade
private property
10 months ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
10 months ago

running
10 months ago

It was a little overgrown in areas, but I was still able to maneuver around and run through without problem. Way less trafficked than the rest of Solstice Canyon.

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