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The videos, links and downloadable pdfs on this page provide helpful information on how to safely enjoy outdoor activities in Hawaii, as well as general safety guidelines we all should follow. We hope you take the time to review the information before you explore the beauty Hawaii has to offer.  

Hawaii is a beautiful place, with natural landscapes and vistas that allow you to connect with nature in so many positive ways.  There are however, inherent dangers that you should be wary of so you can enjoy the islands safely.   Even the most popular, heavily visited hikes and ocean spots can still be dangerous if you are not prepared or take unnecessary risks.

If you are considering any hike, water activity, camp grounds, etc. first contact the Outdoor Recreation Center (phone: 808-449-5215).  Their knowledgeable staff can provide advice and information to experienced travelers and newcomers alike.  They offer fun and unique excursions to different locations around the island and can even construct a custom tour for your group!  If you are a single servicemember, check out one of MWR's Liberty Centers, as they also provide guided tours (including hikes, water activities, bicycle tours) all over the island for little to no cost.   



    “OFF LIMITS” to ALL personnel (civilian and military) as designated by JBPHH Command:

  • Naohia Falls (Kalihi Ice Pond)  
  • Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) 
  • Nu'uanu Reservoir Number 4
  • Hamama Falls


  • Aihualama Trail (Manoa) - closed March 31-May 31
  • Kolowalu Trail (Manoa) - closed September 25 until further notice
  • Lulumahu Falls (Unofficial, unmaintained trail through private property)
  • Manoa Falls Trail - closed March 31-May 31
  • Poamoho Trail and Poamoho Hele Loa Access - closed March 15 until further notice (due to landslide)
  • Sacred Falls - closed since May 1999

    Here are some useful Hiking Safety Information links to check out:

Ocean Safety

Pedestrian Safety

Hurricane Safety Tips

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

While outdoor activities are usually socially distanced activities, please tread safely and protect yourself by adhering to safety guidelines put out by the Command and the CDC. Please see our COVID-19 update pages (Recreation, General Information) for more information and helpful links. 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided some general details on the coronavirus.  Click on the links below for more information on each aspect.
Coronavirus Fact Sheet - What You Need to Know
Coronavirus Symptoms
What to Do if You're Sick with the Coronavirus
Stop the Spread of Germs 

Click here for information on adjustments made by MWR in light of COVID-19


Hawaii RODS Recreational Safety Information - Required training for Visit Ships(Six languages available):

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