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.
dogs on leash
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!
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
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.
Lots of ups and downs. Had a great time doing this hike.
One of my favorites in the area. 6 good climbs and I recommend doing the top loop counter clockwise because you get a long stretch facing the ocean at the end.