The Grotto in Malibu is considered to be one of the best waterfall hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains. As a free-lance writer, I have been given an assignment to take some pictures for an article that I wrote and decided to open it up and make it a Meet-Up event. I will be taking lots of photographs for this article, so you must be okay to have your picture taken and published.
The hike itself is only 3 miles round trip, but does require some bouldering to get to the actual falls. I have done this hike numerous times and know al the shortcuts.
Directions: Take PCH north from the Santa Monica Freeway app. 28 miles to Yerba Buena Road (Neptunes Net is right on the corner). Turn right and follow teh road app. 5 miles to the Circle X Ranch. There is parking in the front side as well as additional parking in the rear. We will meet in the front and begin our hike here.
What to bring: Daypack, water, a snack, camera, sun block, hat.