Growing up and living in Deep Cove for 30+ years I've seen so many of the local trails nearly ruined by all the traffic they get these days. The lack of maintenance on a lot of the more popular trails on the North Shore is really showing the past couple years IMO.
Last year I hiked from Mtn Hwy to Deep Cove along the BP. Forgot how nice that trail is to hike, it was awesome. The whole hike we were stoked for some Honey's maple dipped at the end !
The hike had us in a good and clear frame of mind, just a nice head space . .. .until Quarry ROck. Holy cow was that a poop show. The crowds, the trail erosion, the garbage, people hiking with radios, smoking, etc… I would never, ever say that people cannot use our trails, I think everyone should enjoy it. But, some of these places are absolute disasters on nice days. I feel bad for those people who live right beside the trail access.