Great hike. Wear solid shoes - hat -water snack sunscreen. Winds are extremely storing especially by the light house. The views are unreal. Full sun exposure.
It's an omg type of hike - just amazing to see the volcanic rock - colors Of the ocean and the coral beach
Loved this trail. Mostly on lava rock so good soles needed. Hiking sandals are great as you will want to get your feet wet as you pass many secluded beaches. Great hidden pools in the lava rock cliffs, best is just below the light beacon. Bring water...mostly exposed and hot.
This was a stunning hike! We enjoyed trekking through the lava fields, and if you don't loop back directly, you can keep walking almost indefinitely going southward. We followed the King's Highway further down to an oasis/cove and took a short dip before heading back. All in all, our hike lasted maybe 2.5 hours at a pretty leisurely pace, but we could definitely have gone further if we'd brought more water along, because it was really hot!
Great hike through a lava field along the shore. Lava field itself is a great sight. At the shore, the eroded lava creates awesome formations and tidal pools and blow holes. Rocks go from jet black to bleached white and gold. Essentially no elevation change and easy trail to walk but good boots help with footing. Portions of the trail run through a twisted looking forest with a nice canopy but most of it offers no shade (as you'd expect in a lava field and shoreline) so be prepared for the sun. Can be made into a longer hike by picking up the King's Highway.
It starts at a beach and goes along the coast to a lighthouse. From there you can backtrack along the coast or cut thru the lava field. It is a sunny, windy hike and progress is slow. You will likely be the only one out there after the first half hour as most people will turn around. There are small blowholes near the water as well as tidepools that are full of life.
The hike doesn't have many physical obstacles or change in elevation, but the uneven ground and strong wind makes it a challenge.