DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Opens The Realigned Puakea Bay Trail
KOHALA -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has opened to the public a realigned section of the Puakea Bay trail along the north Kohala coastline.
The trail alignment followed a coastal cliff that was weakened by the October 15, 2006 earthquake.
After consultation with DLNR’s geologist, trails staff from DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife created two new trail sections - 25 feet and 50 feet long, respectively – further inland, that connect to the original alignment.
Warning signs have been posted to inform hikers to stay mauka of a section of the ancient footpath due to its potential instability and possible collapse.
Access to the Puakea Bay trail section is possible via the Old Coast Guard Road at mile marker 19 in Kohala. For more information call the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program on the Big Island at (808) 974-4217.
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