Waterfalls and wildflowers at the Grotto at Circle X Ranch, Yerba Buena Road

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Circle X Ranch

12896 Yerba Buena Road · Malibu, CA

How to find us

Park in the lots below the Circle X Ranch headquarters/ranger building--(NOT AT SANDSTONE PEAK PARKING LOT WHICH IS A 1/2 MILE EAST)--Meet below the lots at the Grotto Trailhead sign

Location image of event venue

Details

PHOTOS and MAPS: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2016/01/waterfall-wonderland-below-sandstone.html

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SUMMARY:

It's been a wet winter...
LET'S GET WET--HIKE AND CLIMB DOWN THE NUMEROUS WATERFALLS AT THE GROTTO AT CIRCLE X RANCH-- OUR LOCAL WATERFALL PARADISE!

The Grotto is an UNDERGROUND WATERFALL, ABOUT 20 FEET TALL, LOCATED IN A ROOM UNDER A GIANT BOULDER

EXPECT LOTS OF BOULDERING!!!! AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY

HIKE IS FOLLOWED BY MANDATORY (just kidding) DINNER AT NEPTUNE'S NET AT PCH AND YERBA BUENA ROAD
The drive via Cotharin and Deer Creek Road to Neptune's Net is rumored to feature patches of orange and purple flowers

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DETAILS:

DRIVING TIME: Typically it takes 1.25 hours from downtown or west L.A to get here.

ELEVATION LOSS AND GAIN: We will descend 400 feet to the grotto in around 1.5 miles

--50 persons maximum, and 12 cars, according to park service rules.
IF YOU DO NOT CARPOOL, I am legally required to make funny faces at you.

RESTROOM: at ranger building just off Yerba Buena road

BRING: 3 QUARTS OF WATER, A HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFORTABLE SHOES WHICH YOU DON'T MIND GETTING WET, AND SNACKS

LEGAL STUFF: THIS HIKE INVOLVES CLIMBING DOWN BIG BOULDERS. SO-- by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/