Tag: Circle X Ranch

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail)

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail) Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains near the Circle X Ranch.  From the east, take Pacific Coast Highway northwest from I-10 for 24.4 miles to Encinal Canyon Road.    Turn right and follow Encinal Canyon Road for 5 miles, past Charmlee Wilderness Park, and continue onto Lechusa Road.  Go 0.1 miles…

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The Grotto Trail

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Sandstone Peak

Note: This area was damaged in the 2018 Woolsey fire. Though the trails have been opened, conditions may be different from those described in this post. Sandstone Peak Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains, between Malibu and Oxnard.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway 30 miles to Yerba Buena Road.   Yerba Buena Road is…

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