Kaluakauka Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waimea, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Off the beaten track, this trail is a short hike to the bottom of a hill to the David Douglas monument erected in 1934. Great place for bird watching. This trail cuts through grassland and tall Ohia and Koa downhill to a foot gate in the forest reserve boundary fence. Once across the gate you are in the Hakalau Forest Reserve. At the bottom of the hill, you will find the Dr. David Douglas monument which was erected in 1934, by the Burns Society. The monument was placed here near where Dr. Douglas the Scottish botanist for whom the Douglas Fir is named, had died. For more information - http://www.findingdaviddouglas.org/ This spot is truly a bird heaven so don't forget your binoculars!