Due to the enthusiastic response of locals helping to build the emergency access hiking trail with state parks and CCC, the trail is nearly ready for limited use. State Parks will be issuing trail usage passes to local residents and workers in the area. Trail usage at this point will be limited to hours when construction is not taking place. Details will be coming but it looks like trail will be open for local access for a limited time in the morning and afternoon. The trail is still under construction but it is hopeful that Sunday’s inspection with the Carmel Unified School District will find the conditions safe for the students as early as next week. The trail is a difficult walk taking about 25 minutes. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Daily updates are available on the County OES website.
Thank you for your patience and to the over 100 of the local residents who have helped hand build this trail, this essential lifeline.
Carissa & John DeLuca, State Parks Superintendent, Monterey District (Acting)