Neither maps showing a fire road over defendants’ property nor the decades-long use of those fire roads for 4,000 hikers per year were sufficient evidence to support a finding that the owners of the property over which the fire road ran had impliedly dedicated the road to public use. Fire roads are only temporary easements and do not alert the landowner to the risk that the road will be deemed dedicated to public use. There was insufficient evidence of constant use of the fire road by hikers.
California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1 (Rothschild, P.J.; Chaney, J., concurring; Johnson, J., dissenting): July 27, 2016; 2016 WL 4014067