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Hikers With More Options

POAMOHO (KHNL) - Hunters and hikers on Oahu will soon, once again, have access to an isolated area in the Koolau mountain range. 

After several years of studies and negotiations between the State, and Dole Foods Hawaii, access is being restored to the Ewa Forest Reserve and Poamoho trail.  Both are located in the heart of the Koolau, but access to them was cut off several years ago after Dole Foods experienced an increase in theft. 

Now, a fence will allow people in, rather than keep them out.  The State agreed to erect a two mile long fence to keep people from entering Dole property. 

Once the project is completed, public access will be restricted to weekends and holidays.  The total number of cars and people allowed, will also be regulated through public access permits.

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