Hiking Solstice Canyon is a must for any day hikers who love the Santa Monica Mountains. It is a wonderful canyon filled with wildlife and good energy. The trail follows a steady running creek for most of the time.We will visit the remains of the old Keller house, designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1952, the brick structures found harmony with nature by incorporating the creek, waterfall, and landscape into their design. The house must have been a relaxing retreat, until it was burned down by wildfires in 1982. The remaining foundations are now protected by the National Park Service. There are several walls and fireplaces still standing as well as the outline of a pool. Palms surround the ruins, providing the tropical ambiance.