Grotto Hike – Circle X Ranch, Malibu CA
If you’re looking for a fun and fairly short hike just outside of the Conejo Valley, check out the Grotto Hike at Circle X Ranch in Malibu. This is such a cool hidden little area that most people have no idea it exists.
It’s an easy mile and a half walk to the grotto area. The grotto is this awesome cave area with huge boulders that you can climb in and even swim. You can also bring your lunch and hang out in the caves for a picnic. It’s a great easy hike that kids will love. It’s one of mine and my kids favorites.
Grotto Hike on Yelp
"Half of the fun was just driving up through the winding road! There's seemingly plenty of free parking in their private lot. You'll jot down to their campground where the trail head starts and begin a quick pay off for a short 2.7 miles in and out trail.
Hiking this was very easy, the highest elevation you will reach is 630 ft. Trail is well defined and simple to traverse. There were a few parts where the high vegetation were overgrown, but nothing too scary. Poison oak grow very close to the trail, if you bring kids keep an eye on them."
- Paige T.