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

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 7/19/21 - [HAWAII] Wailoa River State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Thursday July 22 through Saturday July 24 to allow for improvement projects including installation of dry wells, a water bottle filling station and repaving.

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5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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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

Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area

UPDATE: 7/23/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED on July 28th to repair a waterline leak at the entrance of the park. The park will be closed to vehicles and visitors during this time period. The park will reopen once the repair is completed.

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.

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

ENTRY ROAD & PARKING LOT CLOSED: 4/05 to 6/11/21 (updated) – Repaving, speed bump installation and finishing work – Weather conditions have caused delays in the work which has resulted in a need to extend the closure of the park. The park area will be completely off limit during the weekdays to allow for work. The park will technically be open during the weekends however the gate, entrance road, and parking area will be remain closed. Additional half day of closure on Monday 6/28/21 to accommodate striping of speed bumps.