Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area
Photo Credit: Kelvin Lu
Waahila trail

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PARK UPDATES:  3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

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3/1/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area - CLOSED 2/17/21 through 3/5/21 for tree removal.  The closure prevents access to the Waahila Ridge Trail through the park.  The park will open Saturday, March 6, but there will be limited access intermittently through April 2021.

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2/25/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN.  The Keawaula gate (west side) is CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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1/5/21 - [MAUI] - Makena State Park - Puu Olai a.k.a. Little Beach is CLOSED until further notice.

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12/16/20 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument is now OPEN!

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11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument - OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach Restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break.

Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area

UPDATE: The closure of Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has been extended through Friday, March 5. The park will open Saturday morning, March 6.
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Starting 2/25-2/26 and 3/1-3/5 a security guard will posted at the park entrance to inform that the park is closed and turn away anyone entering the park from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM on those days. This step is necessary as people are not heeding the park closed notice and traversing in construction areas that are hazardous to their safety, as well as our project workers.
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2/9/21 - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will CLOSED starting 2/17/21 through 3/5/21 for tree removal. This will limit access to the Waahila Ridge Trail. Following the initial closure period, their will be limited access to the park through April 2021.

Hours

 Daily 7:00am to 6:45pm

Entrance Fee None
Trail Names

Description

Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine forested ridge with fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Enjoy hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.

Park Improvements and Closure

Park improvements at Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area, on O‘ahu begin next week (2/17/21). Improvements include the repaving and expansion of the parking area, walkway replacement and new pathways to the picnic area. New speed bumps will be added. The project includes repairs to the pavilion and comfort stations, as well as the removal of tree hazards.

People are asked to avoid construction areas for their own safety.  There will be constant construction traffic, moving equipment, site work, material and debris removal, and other construction related activities.

Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be open with these exceptions:

PARK CLOSED: 2/17 to 3/5 – Full park closure for tree removal in parking and day use areas. Closure has been extended to through March 5.

ENTRY ROAD & PARKING LOT CLOSED: 4/05 to 4/28 – Repaving, speed bump installation and finishing work

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF PARKING LOT SECTIONS: 2/17 to 3/24 – Site work for expanded parking areas, limited parking available

The contractor for this project is Hawaii Works, Inc. and the overall estimated project cost is $1,120,627 with a completion expected in June.