......this may not be as big of an issue as it is.
This trail has a trail user fee. So much per day or a fee for the whole year. Unfortunatly it is not enforced as it should be. Thus there are too many dishonest peopel who do not pay it. If it were enforced or trail users were more honest the funds may be there to be used for maintenance & the trail may not have fallen into such disrepair.
The fee is not voluntary, you use the trail you have to & are supposed to pay it.
If users start to or have complained & *****ed about it & they are the ones who are not paying the fee it is their own damn fault the trail is in the condition it is. Here's a clue, start paying the fee & it may help with maintaining the trail.