Lonely Planet Writer

Hawaii officials take to the web to warn against dangerous hike

Sacred Falls off limits to hikers.
Sacred Falls off limits to hikers. Image by Edmund Garman / CC BY 2.0

Hawaii officials have released a video of a police officer issuing trespassing citations to hikers and warning others to stay out of Sacred Falls, a popular hiking destination that was closed to the public in 1999 after landslides killed and injured hikers in the area. The site remains popular, despite the closure and laws against accessing it, due in large part to glowing reviews from hikers posted online. The state reminds people that the area around Sacred Falls is dangerous and the narrow valleys nearby make rescue difficult. Read more: nytimes.com