Honolulu Emergency Medical Services officials say a local woman was hospitalized in extremely critical condition after hiking near the Nuuanu Pali Lookout Tuesday.
Fire crews were called just before 10:30 a.m.
The two men hiking with the 31-year-old woman were not seriously injured and were airlifted from the trail.
The group was planning on going on a six-hour hike when she fell about 300 feet climbing near the Nuuanu Pali Lookout about one hour into the hike. Friends of the woman say it was three hours before crews were able to rescue her.
She was airlifted out at around 1:15 p.m. 67-year-old Laredo Muredo was hiking with the woman. He says she was trying to get around a large boulder when the ground gave way and the webbing she tried to hold on to came loose.
The Mililani woman started the hike near the Pali Lookout and was climbing the non-sanctioned trail known as the Pali Notches to Konahuanui K1.
A spokesperson for the Honolulu Fire Department says the trail these hikers were on should not be considered a hike because it is so dangerous. HFD does not even train for these kinds of rescues because it puts the lives of the firefighters at risk.