Great hike to the grotto with the the old lady. Saw one other person on the trail and heard tons of snakes. The grotto is pretty scary, if you are a wimp. Tons of newts swimmin around and swimmy garter snakes. Direction follow:
Circle X Ranch is 5 ½ miles from Pacific Coast Highway on Yerba Buena Road in Malibu. Alternately, from Westlake Village, exit on Westlake Blvd from the 101 Freeway, and follow it south for several miles as it merges with Mulholland highway. Turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon and it will become Yerba Buena Road as you cross the county line. Proceed on Yerba Buena Road for about 5 miles to the Circle X Ranger Station on the left side of the road. Hike about 2 and a half miles down the easily distinguishable trail, then proceed to rockhop till you see the water disappear under a rock. That’s the spot, creep under and sneak in. I wont let it be know that we had sex there, but we did. Enjoy.