Active Bee Swarms on Pali Trail
Bee hives and swarms have been observed in the vicinity of switchback 26 on the Pali (cliff) Trail. Additional hives may be along the trail. Hikers should be observant of their surroundings and exercise caution.
Fees & Reservations
The National Park Service does not charge any entrance fees for admission to Kalaupapa National Historical Park. However, there are fees associated with transportation to the park if you ride a mule, or take a flight into Kalaupapa airport. Walking the pali (cliff) trail is free.
To be granted access to the park you must be part of a scheduled commercial tour, which charges a fee.
To learn more about modes of transportation to the park and associated costs visit our Directions page.
Did You Know?
About 230,000 years ago a small shield volcano named Pu'u 'Uao formed the flat Kalaupapa peninsula. The rim of the volcano remnant rises 450 feet forming Kauhako Crater with a crater lake at the bottom more than 800 feet deep.