Circle X Ranch, Malibu, CA
Circle X Ranch
Circle X Ranch, in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, sits 50 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. The old boy scout camp now acts as a ranger station. This area looms in the shadow of the tallest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, Sandstone peak. From this station one can hike up to the peak or down the Grotto Trail into the canyon where tthe West Fork of the Arroyo Sequit, winds its way through giant boulders. The Circle X Ranch is nestled 5.5 miles in from Pacific Coast Highway on Yerba Buena Rd.