One-Mile Portion of Pīpīwai Trail to Close for Helicopter Operations

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On Wednesday, May 2, the last mile of the Pīpīwai trail will be closed for helicopter operations in support of the trail boardwalk replacement project. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the case of poor weather conditions, operations will be moved to the backup date of Thursday, May 3.  The trail is located in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park.

Visitors can walk the first mile of the two-mile trail to the footbridge below the Bamboo Forest. Visitors not be able to access the Bamboo Forest or the viewpoint for Waimoku falls.

Hikers will still be able to access Makahiku Falls, located a half mile from the Pīpīwai Trailhead. Hikers will also be able to access the entire half-mile Kūloa Point loop trail near the Pools of `Ohe`o. The pools, however, remain closed due to safety concerns from landslides.

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