Maudie Whyte, 91, of Costa Mesa, hiked to the first bridge with her son, Jim Whyte, 64, who used to play in the Buck Gully area as a child growing up in Corona del Mar.
"We used to make forts," he said. "It was all cattle, no trees.'
"You could hear them mooing and mooing," Maudie Whyte said. Today original fence posts and wires can still be seen along the path, although most areas feel remote and removed from civilization.
"I think it's beautiful," said Maudie Whyte who hiked to the first bridge and back. "I didn't believe they made such a nice bridge."