Grotto Trail | Circle X Ranch
Circle X Ranch is located on Yerba Buena Rd below Boney Mountain in Malibu. Circle X Ranch was once a Boy Scout Camp. There trailheads accessible from Circle X Ranch are the Canyon View Trail, Grotto, Mishe Mokwa, and Sandstone Peak.
The Grotto Trail begins at the campground behind the Circle X Ranch Ranger Station. The Grotto Trail is a moderate to strenuous 3.5 mile In and Out trail. Leashed dogs are allowed up to the last 1/8 mile through the streambed.
- Bicyclists and Equestrians
Bicyclists and equestrians are allowed on designated trails only.
Dogs are allowed on 6' leash or shorter. Dogs are not allowed in the backcountry of Point Mugu State Park.
Camping is restricted to group campground. Permits and reservations Required 805.370.2300 x1702. Fee $2 per person per night. Open fire in prohibited. Charcoal fires are permitted in fire grates or barbecue grills. Gas stoves are permitted. Wood or compressed log fires are prohibited.
- Ranch House
The facility includes a meeting room fitting up to 75. The facility includes a kitchen, restrooms, showers, fireplace and lounge. Reservations required 805.370.2308.
- Circle X Ranch
- 12896 Yerba Buena Road
- Malibu, CA 90265
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