Little has changed since HTMC first hiked this lengthy contour trail on October 6, 1935. The lower portion is still a hot, dusty jeep road, and the upper portion is a cool native forest. Midway along, a short detour to a delightful waterfall pool is an option.
Permissions and Permits
Hawaii Reserves requires each person who participates in a hike or trail maintenance on their land to have a permit. To obtain the permit, do the following:
- Complete (and sign/date) the form http://www.hawaiireserves.com/pdf/HRI_Hiking_Application.pdf.
- Check both Laie Trails and Koloa Trails. (Also check other and write in Malaekahana. *This option seems missing in the new application form.)
- Activity is Day Hiking
- Scan the form and save as a PDF file
- Email the form as an attachment to: email@example.com
- Body of Email should be short and courteous, as follows: Aloha, I am requesting a permit to hike (no camping) on trails located on Hawaii Reserves lands. Thank you very much.
- You will get a return email from either Rosalie or Sephra say your permit is granted and archived in the system. (Previously one have to print the card from the attachment in the email they sent.)