Man dies after falling 250 feet from dangerous Hawaii hiking trail – SF Gate

April 7, 2022

A man died April 6, 2022, after falling from the Olomana Trail on Oahu. The file photo shows the second and third peaks of Mount Olomana as seen from the first peak. 

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A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after falling some 250 feet while hiking a challenging trail on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, officials said.

The Honolulu Fire Department said the individual was on the Olomana Trail that follows a mostly vertical path to the top of the three-peaked Olomana, on the island’s southeast corner a short drive from Honolulu. He was near the third peak when he fell off the side of the trail facing the ocean, the department said. 

In his book “The Hikers Guide to Oahu,” Stuart Ball calls Olomana Oahu’s version of Switzerland’s famed Matterhorn. The trail starts in the Maunawili Valley and travels across all three peaks. 

“It’s incredibly dangerous once you get past the first peak,” Shayne Enright, a spokesperson for the Honolulu Emergency Services Department told SFGATE. “Where the gentleman fell it’s known to be very dangerous. We’ve had other fatalities in this area. It’s steep terrain, it’s narrow and footing is bad.” 

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to the report of an injured hiker on the trail at 10:57 a.m.; emergency personnel arrived at Maunawili Valley Neighborhood Park at 11:09 a.m. and established a landing zone, the department said. A helicopter located the …….


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