DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: First Day Hike again greets the new year

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 in Latest Department News

New Year’s Day 2017, hundreds of hikers will make the one-mile hike to the Makapuu Lighthouse overlook at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline for the annual First Day Hike. These events, held in state parks around the country encourage people to get out and use their parks and to greet the New Year with some outdoor activity and exercise.  Hawai‘i’s annual hike is considered one of the best attended and again features a pule, a pu, and taiko drummers. Weather conditions permitting, participants will also be greeted with a spectacular sunrise over the Pacific.


Hawai‘i First Day Hike


Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017



Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline, East Oahu


  • Curt Cottrell, Administrator, DLNR Division of State Parks
  • Sam Gon, cultural practitioner
  • Taiko Center of the Pacific


High definition video, soundbites and photographs will be available after the event.

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