First 2-miles of the Kalalau Trail to reopen with requirements

Temporary Closure

Update: May 6, 2020

Hawaii State Parks has announced that the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiʻai (parking in Hāʻena SP) is slated to reopen on Saturday, May 2 for access for ocean recreation, mauka trail use, and general exercise.

Please note the following requirements for outdoor recreational and social distancing remain in place:

  • No person shall sit, stand, lie down, lounge, sunbathe, or loiter on any beach or sand bar in Hawaiʻi. Running, jogging, or walking on the beach is allowed, so long as social distancing requirements are maintained.
  • No group of more than two persons is allowed to hike on state trails, unless all hikers in the group are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. All persons hiking, who are not part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address, shall maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from any other hiker.Shore Fishing Limitations.
  • No group of more than two persons may engage in shore fishing, unless all in the group are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. All persons engaging in shore fishing, who are not part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address, shall comply with social distancing requirements.
  • No more than two people are allowed on any boat in Hawai‘i’s water for recreational purposes, unless they are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. Both people on the boat are required to maintain physical distancing of six-feet from one another, as is reasonably possible. All boats are required to stay 20-feet from one another.

Original Covid-19 Post

Due to Covid-19 concerns, Ha’ena State Park and the Kalalau Trail are closed to all visitors. All State Parks offices are also closed during this time. Please be respectful and honor these closures to limit the spread of coronavirus.

At this time, no one knows when the trail will open back up. When it does open again, we will post it here and our social media channels.

Also, because of Covid-19, All permit, parking & Ha’ena State Park reservations have been turned off until further notice.

Refunds

If you had permits for the Kalalau Trail refunds can be requested. To request a refund, log back into the account you created when purchasing the permit, click on “My Reservations”, then select the appropriate “Refund/Cancellation” link and follow the instructions.

If you had reservations for the North Shore Shuttle to visit the park during the time of closure, your reservations will automatically be canceled and refunded, please allow 5-7 business days for refunds to be processed. For questions, please email them at info@kauaiNSshuttle.com.

If you had parking or walk-in reservations to visit the park, you can contact Maria Valle maria.valle@reefparking.com and provide your confirmation number. She may be able to assist you.

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