The 2016 Soberness Wildfire hit the Big Sur Community hard. The fire ravaged the land and forced many to people to evacuate their homes. Almost all of the State Parks were forced to close due to the fire. For almost 3 months the fire burned in and around the Big Sur Valley. Shortly after came the rains. California was hit with heaviest rainfall on record causing massive landslides forcing closures of Highway 1 in several places up and down the Big Sur Coast. During the rains one of the cement piers under the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was damaged beyond repair. The bridge would have to be demolished and replaced. The people that lived South of this bridge were now trapped between the failed bridge and a landslide further south. They had no access in or out of this island in the middle of Big Sur. The local community devised a plan to construct a bypass trail around the failed bridge. This community trail has come to be known as the Taphouse Trail by many locals. Many of the people who helped build the trail would come to the Taphouse to unwind and relax after working all day. The Big Sur Deli and Taphouse were one of the only businesses to remain in operation for the whole duration of this crisis. The trail is accessed easily through Pfeiffer State Park. It is roughly a mile long hike up through Pfeiffer Canyon.