In order to protect the endangered species, most of Hanalei Refuge is closed to the public. However, wildlife can be viewed from the Hanalei Valley Overlook across from the Princeville Shopping Center and by driving on Ōhiki Road which runs parallel to the Hanalei River. Please stay on the paved road.
A trailhead for hiking the ‘Ō kolehao Trail on the Hanalei Refuge is available on Ōhiki Road, 0.7 miles from the Hanalei Bridge. The trail crosses a small footbridge across an irrigation ditch then quickly turns from refuge land to state land. Please stay on the trail. To learn more about this hiking trail, visit Hawaii Trails.