Sacramento, California 2021-06-14 13:46:31 –
Carmel-by-the-Sea (AP) — Big Sur’s popular trail, surrounded by redwood trees, runs through a canyon to a 60-foot waterfall after 13 years of restoration needed when a wildfire was destroyed. Access to it, officials announced on Monday.
After a $ 2 million refurbishment to secure bridges, retaining walls, railings, stairs, and billboards, the Pfeiffer Falls Trail will be open to the public on Friday to save California State Park and the San Francisco Conservation Redwood League, officials said. It was.
To protect sensitive habitats, California State Park and Save the Redwood League officials have added more than 4,150 square feet (385 square meters) of asphalt and concrete to seven stream intersections with newly placed sidewalks. Replaced with 70 feet (21 meters) long. -A long pedestrian bridge that straddles the Pfeiffer Redwood Creek Valley and offers dramatic views.
The Basin Complex Fire damaged a 0.75 mile (1.2 km) trail. This trail connected to the Valley View Trail and formed a 1.5 mile (2.5 km) loop that was Big Sur’s most popular hiking trail before the flames. Subsequent fires, landslides, and the long-term closure of Highway 1 delayed renovations and delayed the long-awaited resumption, officials said.
“This rewarding project is a testament to the wonderful and lasting partnership between Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks over the course of 12 years,” said Jess Inwood, Senior Park Program Manager at Save the Redwoods League.
Copyright 2021 AP communication.
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