Some portions of the trail were raised up significantly from where they were before to provide a wider surface with a more sustainable incline. “This trail is still a very narrow single track, but some sections have gone from practically having no area flat enough to get a foothold, to up to two feet wide,” said Jill Sprance, Field Operations Manager at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
These improvements should make the trail significantly more accessible and sustainable. However, hikers and bikers shouldn’t worry about the trail becoming too easy. “This trail still has plenty of technical challenges! It is still very steep and rocky, but users should now be able to enjoy the trail in a more relaxed manner than they have in the past,” said Sprance. Make sure to check out the next Wilderness Access Day in Bommer Canyon to experience the revamped trail!