DLNR Reopens Muliwai Trail and Waimanu Valley Campground

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release March 22, 2016

DLNR REOPENS MULIWAI TRAIL
AND WAIMANU VALLEY CAMPGROUND

AFTER WAIPIO VALLEY REOPENS FOLLOWING NO NEW DENGUE CASES

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources yesterday reopened the Muliwai hiking trail on the far cliff side of Waipio Valley and its campground in the next valley, Waimanu, following the reopening of the Waipio valley access road yesterday by Hawaii County officials.

That reopening followed an extended period of no new reported cases of dengue fever in Waipio residents. The zigzag climbing Muliwai trail and Waimanu Valley can only be accessed via the far slope of Waipio valley. 

Hikers interested in obtaining permits to camp in remotve Waimanu valley may again reserve permits on the DLNR Wiki Permit website, effective today at https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/welcome.html or at the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife district office at 19 E. Kawili St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720.  Phone: (808) 974-4221.

As a precaution to prevent the spread of dengue fever on the island of Hawaii, access to the Waipio Valley Access Road and valley area was restricted to in mid-January 2016 to valley residents only until an 8-12 week period of no new cases being reported had passed.    

For current information on dengue and preventing its spread, go to health.hawaii.gov or call the Department of Health at 974-6001. 

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Media Contact:

Deborah Ward
DLNR Communications Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320