Hawaii Gives Sets Maximum Fine for Illegal Manoa Falls Hikes

The Honlulu Advertiser reports the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources handed a $2,500 maximum fine to Magnum Tickets & Tours for repeatedly taking customers to the Manoa Falls Trail without permits. The organization notes that your operators bring too many on the tours and does not pay for trail maintenance. The mile long trail is one of the five most popular hikes in the state because it is close to Waikiki and boasts a 100-foot waterfall. According to DLNR rules, a maximum of five 12-person groups a day can reserve a slot and take a tour group up to Manoa Falls, but the groups cannot hike on weekends or holidays.

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