Maui News

Hazardous Conditions Prompt Closure of Maui Recreation Area & Two Forest Reserves

December 8, 2021, 7:26 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

no slideshow
File Image: Chris Archer

Due to hazardous conditions and impassable roads and trails caused by this week’s heavy rains and strong winds, DLNR has closed the Kula State Forest Reserve, Kahikinui State Forest Reserve – Papa’anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area.  

The forest reserve roads and trails will remain closed to all users until further notice. Personnel from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife have posted closure signs at access gates leading into the area. Staff and heavy equipment are felling hazardous trees, chipping fallen and cut trees, and repairing roads, trails, and damaged drainage infrastructure. 

The reserves will reopen as soon as the hazardous conditions are addressed and mitigated.  

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments (1)