Haena Beach Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Keaau, Hawaii that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
It's not an easy trail.
It is flat but very rocky and muddy. Your feet will hurt at the end. But it's beautiful.
It took us a good hour and a half each way.
There's a beach at the end. If you can't see it- then your not there yet. The trail ends at the beach.
We enjoyed it. If your with kids it will take much longer.
It was fun.
Nothing that deserves the name "trail".
Since the Puna Trail goes for quite a distance, the trail out to Haena Beach is known as Shipman Beach (trail) after the family who owns most of the property. The trail through the jungle is relatively flat but super mucky. The end is a whitish sand beach, the only one in Puna. Many sea turtle frequent it, but the tides near the far end can be treacherous. Keep eye on everyone!
Ends at the beach. In Hawaiian paradise park. Drive down kaloli street and it will dead end on beach road. There is a parking area lined by boulders. bring good hiking shoes, mosquitos spray and something for the beach at the end. Can be a loop also.