The Rocky Intertidal Zone, also known as the tidepools, is a favorite destination spot for over 800,000 visitors annually. Currently, the tidepools are only accessible by vehicle. The construction of the new trail will provide a safe way, on foot, to access the incredible tidepool area while providing connecting routes to the nearby existing Bayside and Coastal Trails. With this safe access, visitors, particularly visiting youth groups, will now have secure access to additional educational opportunities to learn about the park's scientific, historical, and natural resources. The goal for Cabrillo's youth programming is that these young people will be inspired and become the next generation of park stewards, continuing to preserve Southern California's stunning landscape. The new trail will also help the park protect and preserve the precious natural habitat and the native species that are treasured and necessary for its long-term ecological existence.