I did this hike with 2 girlfriends last fall and the entire time I kept thinking how beautiful it was, how I couldn't wait to show my mom when she finally got the chance to come to Hawaii for her first time. Definitely some of the most breath taking views in all the island. I've done almost every public hike on island and this is in my top 3.
Sadly those who live in the area decided to CLOSE it to the public. All I can think of is HOW SELFISH. Hawaii Nei is for all!!! I've read through their frustrations with trail goers, but all I can think of is that 1.) there is NO way this private estate owns the ENTIRE trail. 2.) You chose to live at A FAMOUS trail head.
Not to say their grievances are not valid, but putting myself in their shoes .... Wealthy, living at the base of an AMAZING trail head , I would take the opportunity to educate the public that came, I would hike it myself all the time!!!
SUCH A SHAME. Disappointed.
Mead anybody hiked it since the fence went up? Are there alternative trail heads? Would like to know if I could still sneak my mom up... Please advise
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