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“New gate installed at entry to Mariner's Ridge hiking trail”

Mariner's Ridge Trail
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Mariner's Ridge, owned by a private estate, has been officially closed since April 2013 with a couple of sings but many hikers ignored the warning and entered the trail crossing the chains. As another reviewer reported, a senior tourist fell off and died from a combination of heart attack and the fall in June. A couple of weeks later, a young man was lost, mobilizing not only family and friends but the police, ambulances and helicopters to rescue him. He walked out from where he spent the night. Hikers' bad manners to litter the neighborhood, illegal parking, urinating on property, and using driveways as picnic spots continued. Finally, in December, the estate installed metal fences to completely block the entry into the trail. Neighbors are relieved that they don't have to deal with ill feelings toward bad mannered hikers or travel agencies whose vans were bringing up dozens of tourists making the neighborhood look like a zoo. May I also point out that the trail area is owned by a private estate, not by government.

10  Thank Showertreegirl
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We hiked this trail and found it tough but doable for most Bring water and good shoes a walking stick would be helpful The sites are great and will reward your efforts Didn't like the chains saying keep out These trails are for all and I hope they will stay free for the public. I found the trail clean and free from abuse by the traveler.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The trail can be a little challenging in places for a weekend warrior, but the views were incredible!

1  Thank Addicted2TravelUsa
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Mariner's Ridge trail is now closed. Toward the end of June, a Korean man, 70 years old, fell to his death at the lookout. So sad.

In February, I fell and broke my wrist as I started to descend from the lookout. (I walked out).

Violators may be persecuted. Try hiking the Makiki Hights trail instead.

2  Thank Ingrid70
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

One of the most popular trails in Honolulu, Mariner's Ridge trail is at the top of a hill in residential community in east Honolulu. Owned by a large private estate, the trail is now closed to the public with two warnings not to trespass. There's obviously a liability issue in case hikers get injured. In recent years, the number of hikers coming up the hill has increased substantially. So did the number of incidents by bad manners of hikers. They park illegally, sometimes blocking the residents' driveways. They do not clean up their pet dogs' droppings. They throw trashes into residents' gardens. They have picnic in the residents' driveways. In an extreme case, some hikers came at night and made campfire on the trail. The community has held a couple of meetings about the situation. Now the police patrol regularly to issue traffic tickets for illegal parking. Travel agencies that bring their tourists in their vans to the trail should be aware that they may be encouraging the visitors to engage in illegal activity. I hope this clarifies the recent change on the use of the trail.

4  Thank Showertreegirl
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