ElevationAscent: 165' 50 m
Descent: -55' -17 m
High: 4,156' 1,267 m
Low: 3,994' 1,217 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
Popular hikes nearby
Kaluapuhi Trail Loop
2.8 mi 4.6 km • Loop • 295 ft Ascent 90.06 m Ascent
Pihea to Kilohana Out and Back
8.0 mi 12.8 km • Out and Back • 1,139 ft Ascent 347.17 m Ascent
Alakai Swamp Out and Back
9.3 mi 15.0 km • Loop • 1,165 ft Ascent 355.15 m Ascent
19.1 mi 30.8 km • Loop • 5,141 ft Ascent 1567.08 m Ascent
Kalalau to Hanakapia'i Beach
3.7 mi 6.0 km • Out and Back • 1,656 ft Ascent 504.74 m Ascent
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
2.1 mi 3.4 km • Point to Point • 125 ft Ascent 37.95 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“An easy, fairly wide, relatively flat trail in Ohia Forest that is perfect for beginners.”— Steve Jackson
Family Friendly Fairly flat and wide on the last half of the trail. A short 1.2 mile distance trail that is great for beginners.
There is also evidence of pigs including marks where they have been rooting and numerous animal paths off the trail. You'll also see a couple of redwood trees on the Na Pali side of the trail which is something you might not expect to see in Kauai.
The trail is always muddy in a few places so you'll get dirty, plus there are a number of trees and shrubs down blocking the trail, necessitating a short detour. This is a great beginner trail for someone who might not want to hike a long distance or up and down steep trails.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed
Land Manager: Hawaii - Department of Land and Natural Resources