News: Devil's Slide, once a harrowing drive, opens as a relaxing trail (California)

SFGate has a great story on how a section of Highway 1 has been repurposed from a roadway to a trail for hikers, walkers, bikers and more.  Work started after the Devil's Slide Tunnel opened last March and since then, the old bluff-top highway has been transformed into a place to relax, slow down and enjoy the spectacular view.

The Devil's Slide Trail (opening on 3/27/14) will be a 1.3-mile path for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders. It's the latest addition to the San Mateo County Parks system. The trail, built atop what was the state highway, has been repaved, a pair of parking lots and restrooms have been added, and there are three overlooks, 12 benches and an array of interpretive panels detailing the area's history, geology, flora and fauna.

Looks like it will become a great opportunity to slow down and really enjoy the California coast instead of just watching it whiz by as you are driving (or from the sound of it from this story - not even being able to enjoy the view since you were watching the roadway so closely).

Read the full story on SFGate

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