09/12/14 – Makiki Valley Trail Reopens Folling Hazard Rock Remova;Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release September 12, 2014
MAKIKI VALLEY TRAIL REOPENS FOLLOWING HAZARD ROCK REMOVAL
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources today reopened a segment of the Makiki Valley hiking trail following completion and inspection of work to mitigate rock hazards exposed by a landslide in early July.
The trail was closed weekdays for safety at the end of August during mitigation work. Inspection by a geologist today determined the trail is safe to reopen.
The Makiki Valley trail is one of three trails (Maunalaha, Ualakaa and Kanealole) that make up a loop to and from the Makiki Forest Recreation Area.
DLNR’s Oahu trails program has now closed an old narrow bridge over Makiki stream that was part of this trail. It was damaged earlier this year in a separate incident by a falling tree. Planning is underway to remove and replace the bridge at a later date. The trail has been re-routed around the bridge.
For more information contact the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Oahu branch office at 973-9778.
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