PARK UPDATES: 4/25/22
DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT - As of May 12th, 2022 all out-of-state visitors must have an advanced reservation to enter Diamond Head State Monument. The reservation system will activate on April 28th, 2022 allowing for reservations to be made 14 days in advance. Hawaiʻi residents continue to enjoy free access without reservations, but entry may depend on parking availability. Commercial tour and trolley patrons must have a reservation. Registered PUC carriers will have access to a PUC-only reservation portal.
|Trail Length||1.7 miles|
|Elevation Gain||600 ft|
|Park Name||Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area|
Trail begins at the old Civilian Conservation Corps area and climbs gradually across the mountain through a planted forest of ash, redwood, sugi, and other species until it joins the Haleakala Ridge Trail. Numerous plum trees bearing fruit during the summer can be found along the trail.
There are many other trails in the area, part of an extensive system administered by the State’s Trail and Access system, Nā Ala Hele.
From Kahului, take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400′ elevation, where the pavement ends.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- Keep dogs on leash. Pack out at least what you pack in.
- No open fires.
- Wear bright clothing.
- Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail.