California hiking trail finally opens to public after 40 years thanks to celebrity intervention
At last - it may have taken four decades from planning to execution but the 67-mile hiking trail which spans Los Angeles and Ventura counties has finally opened.
The National Park Service (NPS) claimed the public are allowed on to the ‘Backbone Trail’ across the Santa Monica Mountains for the first time at the weekend.
According to sfgate.com, the trail meanders through one of the largest tracts of undeveloped land that still exists in Southern Calfornia. The trail has become a reality thanks to a 40-acre donation by former governor and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, fitness guru Betty Weider and public land acquisitions. The NPS believe that overnight camping facilities, which are currently very sparse, could be expanded in the future.