Kula Forest Reserve hike part of National Trails Day

June 4, 2010, 10:02 AM HST · Updated June 4, 10:02 AM
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The state is offering guided tours of the Kula Forest Reserve as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  The group will drive up to the Mamane Trail, then hike down to the Upper Waiohuli Trail and out to the edge of the forest.  The five mile hike along Maui’s Na Ala Hele trail system is part of the 18th annual National Trails Day celebration.  In Hawai‘i there are approximately 490 miles of public hiking trails and access roads.

Kula Forest Reserve. File photo by Wendy Osher.

National Trails Day is a celebration of America’s trail systems and its countless supporters and volunteers.  More than 1,500 events will take place across the country including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, bicycle riding, horseback riding, bird watching, running and trail celebrations.

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The celebration provides organizations and individuals with an opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and help preserve the 200,000+ miles of outdoor trails in the U.S. The public is encouraged to take part in an effort to promote healthy living, protect green space, educate adults and youth on the importance of trails, and instill excitement for the outdoors.

“Whether you’re an avid outdoor adventure seeker or new to our state’s network of trails, National Trails Day connects children and adults with nature so all may experience the joy and happiness that the outdoors elicits in each of us,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairperson.

Reservations are required and spaces are limited.  For more information or to reserve a spot, call Torrie Nohara at: (808) 873-3508.

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