PATH Press Release on Haleakala Trail Decision

On Wednesday, after a long fourteen day jury trial before Judge Cardoza in the Maui Circuit Court, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the State of Hawai‘i (State) and plaintiffs Public Access Trails Hawai‘i (PATH), David Brown, Ken Schmitt, and Joe Bertram III, who are the lead plaintiffs in a class action on behalf of all pedestrians in Hawai‘i. The jury found that the State owns—and has always owned—the historic Haleakala Trail. The … Read more

SB2728 – Removes legal protections of public trails

Maui Group sent this testimony to the House Finance Committee: We encourage members to email opposing SB2728. Maui Sierra Club requests that you kill SB2728. On Maui Public Access Trails Hawai’i (PATH) is in litigation to open a public trail that Haleakala Ranch is attempting to co-opt and close to the public. Maui Sierra Club supports PATH’s efforts to preserve this and other public rights of way. One of the last bills signed … Read more