UPDATE: 11/24/20 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is CLOSED temporarily due to flash flooding. Turn Around Dont Drown. Do Not Attempt to cross fast moving swollen streams.
UPDATE: 11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.
11/20/20 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Monday 11/23 through Wednesday 11/25 to complete on-going HECO work. --- Previous: The Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has on-going HECO work and access is limited. The Waahila Ridge Trail is CLOSED during weekdays and OPEN on the weekends. The park area is OPEN during weekdays however the gates will remain CLOSED. Access gates will be OPEN on the weekend.
11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is now OPEN however restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break. Repairs are underway but not complete.
10/13/20 - New Park Fees Are In Effect! - Diamond Head State Monument remains CLOSED until further notice.
9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting
Manukā State Wayside
UPDATE: 9/30/20 - Manukā State Wayside is CLOSED.
A rest stop with an opportunity to picnic among a collection of native and introduced trees. A 2-mile nature hike through the adjacent Manukā Natural Area Reserve offers an experience in Hawaiian natural history.
Manukā Natural Area Reserve
On the flank of leeward Mauna Loa in South Kona, Manukā Natural Area Reserve is a 25,ooo-acre reserve encompassing a wide range of habitats. These include subalpine shrublands and forests, mesic montane kipuka forests, wet montane forests, lowland mesic forests and lowland dry forests.
Recent lava flows add a variety of pioneer vegetation types, as well as uncharacterized and unsurveyed lava tubes. Concentrations of the Hawaiian hoary bat occur in the area. A rare lowland grassland and anchialine pools are included as well.
Natural Communities: 17 total, 3 rare
Native Plants: 187 total taxa, 10 rare
Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 3 rare