Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii for the Na Ala Hele Trail and Access System

A trail in Polipoli State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Photograph by Scott Supak, hawaii-stuff.com.
A Hawaiian hiking trail in Polipoli State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Photo by Scott Supak.

Na Ala Hele (trails to go on) Trail and Access System: Maui

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources established Na Ala Hele Trail and Access System on every island in 1988 to ensure that people could continue to hike, camp, fish and hunt in Hawaii's wilderness. The work entails keeping current trails cleared and stable, and sometimes trailblazing new paths. The native forests of Maui's upcountry, and the trails of Haleakala's cinder moonscape offer rich and rewarding experiences. Working with Na Ala Hele is a great opportunity to protect and preserve Maui's wild and natural beauty.

The website of Na Ala Hele has detailed maps and locations of hiking trails on each island. Check it out for all the different levels of hikes that are always available.

Lend a hand: Clearing and maintaining trails and access roads, and occasional construction of trails. Conditions can be rugged at higher elevations. Advance notice of one day is required.

Kevin Cooney
Na Ala Hele - Hawaii´s Trail and Access System
54 South High Street, Suite 101
Wailuku, Hi. 96793
808 873-3509



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