Devil’s Slide and Dead Man’s Leap: A Slice of Historic La Jolla

The original “Devil’s Slide” Footbridge

If you descend the Coast Walk Trail (from Prospect) above the La Jolla Caves, you’ll spot a small, quaint white bridge that spans a deep gulch in a tall patch of Arrundanaria cane. This bridge, though unassuming, has actually been there since the mid-1930s and boasts a rather ominous name: Devil’s Slide; although it looked quite a bit different a hundred years ago. As with much of La Jolla’s past, the bridge has a connection to the caves below – and a bit of folklore to go along with it.  Continue reading