Signs are posted that the trail is closed, however the trail is frequently used by visitors and locals. The first half of the trail is through former sugar cane fields, now unused, with low "cane grass" and dusty dirt roads. The second half, at the base of Mt. Ball, is more steep and the trail narrower, but easily walkable. The exposed nature of the hill, means that storms may have caused trees to fall across the path, so some blockage to climb over. The reward is a stunning view of West Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and the channel between the islands. Proceed up from the "L" for a short hike to the summit, where the grave of David Malo (d. 1853), native Hawaiian historian, is located in a stone tomb. The tomb is surrounded by class memorials placed by students from Lahainaluna High School, the earliest from around 1955. From the summit, a roundabout trail leads back to the old sugar can fields and back to Lahainaluna Rd. Although the trail is posted as closed, there are signs placed in the area giving guidance to hikers, so the area is used for recreation. I noticed lots of recent footprints and dirt bike tracks. Use at your own risk.