This is one reason why some of us use raised beds for our gardens.
It keeps our good built up garden soil soft and manageable, while leaving the paths free to walk on and not worry about getting trampled down.
Personally, I never dig my raised beds to turn them over. I just keep adding amendments like compost, manure, ground leaves, grass clippings, on top every year, and mulching, and the plants love it! Over the years, because I have never walked on it, and have not mixed my good soil in with the whole area every year, I have wonderful beds of beautiful, healthy soil!
Another reason for raised beds is to conserve water - you only water where it is needed instead of all the paths as well.
Just a different idea to think about!
VAL (Grandpa's Rose)