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.
All visitors must obtain a permit to enter the Kalaupapa Settlement. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in Kalaupapa Settlement.
The commercial tour company arranges the permit for their customers. Reservations are required for commercial tours of the settlement, mule rides on the trail and air flights. Visitors are encouraged to make these reservations in advance. For information on these visit our Directions page.
Guests of residents have their permits arranged by their sponsor.
Did You Know?
The oldest building in the Kalaupapa Settlement is the Old Stone Church built in 1853. The thick masonry walls are made of lava rock with coral lime mortar. The structure is now being used as the National Park Service Ranger Station.