Sostomo and Deer Valley Loop Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews

Sostomo and Deer Valley Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly 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
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

hiking
2 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

The second loop was really overgrown and at times was hard to walk through. I was wearing shorts and a tank top and my arms and legs got cut up a bit from brushing past all the plants that were overgrown and in the trail path. Luckily we did this hike early in the morning and the marine layer kept us cool and protected from the sun.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike the upper deer trail loop is overgrown so we turned back but the rest was beautiful .. good challenging hike

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The approach trail on the right side is moderately challenging and is pretty clear. Pretty good views. The sostomo trail was super overgrown and not worth the hike.

backpacking
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hiking
4 months ago

It's a lovely hike! Was a nice break from a heavily trafficked Solstice Canyon trail. Haven't seen a person till I got back down (and it's on Sunday)! The trail is more challenging comparing to the Solstice Canyon. It offers some nice lush shaded parts alongside some meadows, and few little waterfalls. You will also enjoy the views of the Pacific. Inclines make a good workout. Water and sunblock are must! I think spring is the best time to hike it, especially since we had decent rainfall this winter. Everything is very green, tons of wildflowers around. Very nice!

trail running
4 months ago

This ended up being a 9 mile hike. Went to the top did both loops 3 hours total. Stopped to take pictures along the way. Beautiful views and interesting scenery a few water crossings and a couple small waterfalls. Great hike parking is limited and trail is overgrown and quite technical. It was a great challenge. Sunrise trail to Deer Valley trail was pretty empty. The rest was moderately trafficked. A lot of uphill to this hike little shade. Bring water and food enjoy the view and experience

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hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with great views. When you reach the top of Deer Valley Loop be sure to take the utility road to the top for a great view of the coast.