Just as you would when going to the beach, be sure to keep an eye out for and heed all posted warning and advisory signs while out exploring Maui’s many wonderful trails. Here are a few examples of what to look for:
- “End of Trail” – The trail you are currently following ends here. Do not proceed beyond this point, as dangerous conditions may lie ahead.
- “End of Maintained Trail” – Denotes a trail point at which maintenance (such as clearing of safety hazards) ends. It is advised to either not continue at this point, or only continue with extreme caution.
- “Area Closed” – Any area beyond this sign is closed until further notice. Should you encounter this advisory, turn around or find an alternate route.
- “End of Road” – No motor vehicles are allowed to travel beyond this point.
- “Warning: Falling Rocks” – Rocks in this area may break away, failing and causing serious bodily harm or death. Proceed with extreme caution.
- “Warning: Hazardous Cliff” – Ground may break away without warning, leading to serious bodily harm or death. Proceed with extreme caution.
- “Danger: No Diving of Jumping” – While some places (such as waterfalls and ponds) may look safe to dive into, many may in fact have rocks or other objects which could cause serious bodily injury. For this reason, never dive into any body of water when this sign is present, and use extreme caution around any such areas even when there are no warnings posted.
- “Warning: Flash Flood” – Flash flooding / rapid rise in water level and speed may occur in this area without warning. Stay alert for any signs of such conditions, and be prepared to seek higher ground if needed.
Keep an eye out for and heed these and any other posted warning to ensure your next adventure outside your Maui vacation rental is a safe one.