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KA‘ENA POINT STATE PARK CLOSED DURING SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR ARMY HELICOPTER
8/16/17 - State Parks has temporarily closed all of Ka‘ena Point State Park on O‘ahu’s North Shore during active search operations for a missing U.S. Army helicopter.  No vehicle, foot, or bicycle traffic is allowed on roads and trails through either the Mokulēʻia or the Keawa‘ula Sections of the park until further notice.  THis notice will be updated  once the park is reopened.

ADA TRAIL PROJECT TO BEGIN AT LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT

Posted on Feb 3, 2017

A project to make portions of the Lava Tree State Monument trail accessible for wheelchair users will begin on Monday, February 6.  The park will remain open, but access to certain areas will be temporarily restricted while the contractor is replacing portions of the trail that are roughly paved or uneven.
 
Lava Tree State Monument is located 2.7 miles southeast of Pāhoa in the Puna district on the island of Hawaii. It preserves tall lava molds of tree trunks that were formed when a lava flow swept through a forest of tall ‘ohi‘a trees in 1790.  This is an easy family 0.7 mile loop trail amid hapu‘u, ‘uluhe and sword ferns, bird nest ferns and ‘ie’ie vines.

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route makes an easy to follow loop through these unique lava formations.  Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.