Hanalei-Okolehao Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hanalei, HI that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Hanalei: Travel east along the Kuhio Highway for about 1 mile. Access is from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service parking area off Ohiki Road in Hanalei Valley.
Very muddy (ankle deep) poles are a great help here, spectacular view however
Love the trail. Make an immediate left after the Hanalei bridge and about a mile up the road to the left is the parking lot. There's a small bridge that will put you at the trail head across the street . It's about 2 miles almost straight up. You will climb, climb and climb. Since it's the north shore, plan on it raining. It did rain when we hiked this trail. Bring protective gear to keep your electronics dry. It's a muddy trail, birds chirping, smell of rotten wood and the spectacular views of Hanalei is incredible. You will know you're at the 'official' end of the trail when you see the marker and a bunch of tea leaves. We kept going after the official end for about another 1/8 of a mile and it was getting dangerous. There were points where we were walking and if we looked left or right, it was straight down! We decided to turn around. I would like to continue beyond where we turned around one day. Like any trail I've hiked on Kauai, it's never disappointing.