Hidden Valley Trail Restoration (Hollister Hills SVRA)
The Hidden Valley Trail Restoration project is a re-routed trail located in the Upper Ranch portion of Hollister Hills SVRA. The project was designed to create a more interesting and sustainable trail. The original trail did not follow the natural contours of the hills and was located in the bottom of drainage. This made it a challenge to maintain and caused sediment loss problems. The new trail alignment now consists of rolling drain dips to move water off the trail into natural drainage swales. Hardened crossings replaced culverts resulting in less concentrated water flow. These modern trail design features will help keep the trail sustainable and less dependent on frequent maintenance.