Figured they'd be leaving the older wood stairway (next two pics) as it was. Nope, it's gone now: covered over with netting.
The new trail curves down to the boardwalk, ponds and picnic area. El Polin Spring was happily bubbling along after the rains, flowing into the ponds.
Up the newer stairway (69 steps) on the west side (fourth and fifth pics) to walk around higher up for different views of the new trail (next five) before heading back up the way I came (Lover's Lane: last pic)