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Pihea Trail

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -946' -288 m
High: 4,169' 1,271 m
Low: 3,416' 1,041 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Steve Jackson

Amazing views can be had along this trail, especially at the start.

Steve Jackson

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Description

Start at spectacular viewpoints on your way to the Alakai trail and Kilohana Lookout. For the first portion of this trail, visitors will enjoy relatively flat trail, with a few rolling portions. There aren't many obstacles in the first portion, which makes this an excellent trail for those just getting used to traveling off pavement.

After the intersection with the Alakai Swamp Trail, you'll start heading downhill more noticeably. There is one steep descent, but once you make your way through that, the rest of the trail is fairly mellow. You'll end your journey on Mohihi Rd.

On this trail you'll have an opportunity to see some endangered and endemic Hawaiian birds.

Flora & Fauna

At the intersection of this trail and Alakai Swamp Trail you may have the opportunity to see some Endemic Hawaiian birds.

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Oct 13, 2019
Caleb R
Out & Back to Pihea Lookout; some very steep & slick scrambles post rain but worth every muddy boot. 2.3mi — 10h 34m
Sep 4, 2019
Josh Littlefield
Light rain mixed with bright sun. Muddy trail due to heavier train before start. Vet muddy getting to lookout spur. 4.4mi
Aug 12, 2019
Marcin Prawda
Feb 10, 2018
David Ballard
Only went to the lookout. Amazing views but super muddy. 3mi
Oct 12, 2016
Chris DeBeer
Amazing views but VERY muddy about 1/4 of the way in with climbing required. Bring a rain jacket. 3.4mi

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Fantastic view of Kalalau.
Dec 29, 2018 near Princev…, HI
The views from the Pihea are pretty amazing!
Jul 24, 2017 near Princev…, HI
Ridiculous views abound from Pihea Trail.
Dec 21, 2015 near Princev…, HI
World War 2 era telegraph pole at trail intersection Alakai and Pihea.
Feb 5, 2016 near Princev…, HI
Waimea Canyon opens up at the end of the Pihea Trail, making a great place to take a photo!
Dec 21, 2015 near Princev…, HI
The mist rolls in above the Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i, Hawai'i.
Dec 21, 2015 near Princev…, HI

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