Hāʻena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (including the Kalalau Trail) are closed due to flood damage resulting from heavy rains in 2018. The parks along with the highway and bridges which enable access to the area are under repair. Closures will likely be for an extended period of time. Updates will be posted when available. Latest update: 1/29/19
Nāpali Coast is a very special place. The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths. Extensive stone walled terraces can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived and cultivated taro. Learn more about the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Notice: ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi, are dying from a new fungal disease. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide. – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa
For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death please see the links below.
July 19, 2018 FLOOD REPAIRS BEGIN NEXT WEEK AT HĀʻENA STATE PARK Historic Flood Event Accelerates Long-Planned Improvements Repairs and upgrades to make Hāʻena State Park more resilient to future floods, as well as to address public safety and accessibility issues, will begin next week. A replacement… Read More »