DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Kalalau Trail In Na Pali Coast State Park
LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has reopened the remote Kalalau Trail and the Kalalau Valley camping area in the Na Pali Coast State Park on the north shore of Kaua‘i.
Following heavy rains and mudslides that began in late February, a State Parks crew and a volunteer completed repairs to damaged portions of the 11-mile trail, and clean-up of the Kalalau Valley camping area last Friday, April 21, 2006. Park closure signs were also removed.
“We are glad to finally reopen this very popular hiking and camping trail after an unusual six weeks’ worth of heavy and prolonged rains that affected the entire state, especially the island of Kaua‘i,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson. “The trail has had time to dry out, and we have been able to check its condition and the campground to ensure safety for the public,” he said.
During the rainy period, DLNR advised hikers to avoid going out on
trails due to risk of rising streams, flash flooding, falling trees
and other natural hazards.
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