DEL MAR (KGTV)- The popular stairs that connect Torrey Pines State Beach to the reserve trails are being removed for repairs.
Park maintenance crews will be barricading the stairs Monday evening. They will be completely removed Tuesday morning, before high tide.
The stairs will be removed for repairs for four to six weeks. They plan to repair as much as they can and keep the original metal staircase.
The stairs have been in place for ten years. Crews tell 10News about one million hikers use the stairs annually. With high foot traffic and the wear and tear from the salt water, the stairs need some preventative work.
The trails will remain open while the stairs are removed. Hikers will only be able to access the trails from the reserve trailheads.