Solstice Hill Loop via Rising Sun Trail
This is an easy-to-moderate loop trail in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
This loop can be made in either direction. The trail on the left provides a flat route for nearly half the way, but the ascent up Solstice Canyon is steep. Starting to the right will bring you to the top of the canyon, and beautiful ocean views, with a lot less exertion.
Bring plenty of water and wear a hat - the sun here is unforgiving.
Parking here can be very difficult. There is overflow parking further up the main road.
This is a good hike for kids, especially if you start to the left and make it an out-and-back trip to the tropical terrace