Grotto Trail

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Grotto Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Thousand Oaks, CA: Travel US 101 / Ventura Freeway east to Highway 23 / Westlake Boulevard. Head south on Hwy. 23 to Mulholland Highway. Turn right (west) and proceed to Yerba Buena Road to reach Circle X Ranch. Park at the Ranger Station on Yerba Buena Road and walk down to the Group Campground where trail begins.

1 month ago

kid friendly (age 4&6) make sure to stay to the left once you hit the rocks or else you are stuck walking through the rocks all the way to the grotto... pretty fun alot of climbing over rocks

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1 month ago

Hake, if you say that dogs are not allowed on this trail and the description above says that they are allowed on a leash, who do I believe?

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3 months ago

very easy. scenic flat. some boulder hopping and a small rope climb if you want to go to the end

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4 months ago

Nice trail. A little hot when there is very little water to cool down in. the cave was worth it to see though.

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