DOFAW Trails application system

Hawaii Division of Forestry & Wildlife Trails Day Use Permit System

Welcome and aloha! This service allows individuals to submit online applications for day use permits for access to Hawaii's Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR) trails, access roads and restricted watersheds.

You must PRINT a copy of your permit in advance and have it in your possession at the location at all times. An additional copy of the permit must also be displayed on your vehicle dashboard when on the premises. You may also apply for permits in person at District Offices.

By purchasing a permit through this online service, you agree to pay a $2.50 online service provider processing fee for each permit purchased. The online service provider processing fee or any order handling fee is non-refundable, including in the event of natural disasters, emergency closures, etc. Additional refund policies may apply.

Permits may be obtained for free by coming into our Branch Office at: 2135 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except Holidays. Office phone number is (808) 973-9778.

NOTICE: Pali highway is temporarily closed to the public for repair work from Friday night (7:00pm) to Sunday morning (5:00am).  Therefore public access is not available to Lulumahu Falls during those times.  Permits may still be obtained to visit this area from Sunday to Friday evening.  Additionally, you may visit the trails website for a listing of other trails within our Forest Reserves at Hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Mahalo.

This system can be used to apply for day use access permits to the following Hawaii trails:

Division of Forestry and Wildlife - Hawaii Trails Day Use Permits
Restricted Watershed at Lulumahu Falls