I came across this sad story in the Orange County Register. I can’t really imagine that this had anything to do with the conditions of the trails as Peters Canyon has always been very well maintained.
The County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase the privately owned portion of the Santiago Truck Trail and in doing so have saved a popular access point to the Cleveland National Forest.
The County has also announced several initiatives underway to increase public access to some other popular OC trails, including Holy Jim and Blackstar….
The Santiago Truck Trail is at risk of being closed to the public. The County is contemplating purchasing the land from it’s current owners at a cost of $2.3 million. Please take the time to sign the petition and help preserve our open spaces. The Santiago Truck Trail leads up to The Luge (video), a popular single track mountain bike trail.
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This is a sad reminder to always use caution when out in the wilderness.