Kukui Trail ist ein 8.0 Kilometer langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Wainiha, Kauai, Hawaii. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich.

Entfernung: 8.0 km Höhenunterschied: 659 m Routentyp: Hin & zurück

Camping

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Fluss

Aussicht

Wasserfall

Wildblumen

Insekten

keine Hunde

An incredible experience of Waimea Canyon's west side, this Kokee State Park trail drops 2,000 feet to the canyon floor. Travel through a forest of Kukui and other upland trees stopping at viewpoints of the canyon and distant waterfalls along the way. River at the bottom. Camping by permit at Wiliw

wandern
schlammig
6 days ago

Was lucky enough to hike between down pours, super slippery when wet, but WOW, the views of Waimea canyon, as soon as you go below the trees the views are gone until you get back. The trail goes to the river and ends. If you just want the views, skip the portion down into the trees

wandern
9 days ago

We hiked about 2 miles down on January 10. In and out of the canopy, but some great views along the way. Muddy/slippery in a few spots but nothing serious. We had a sunny day and I suspect it would be much more challenging in wetter conditions. Tough hike back up!

wandern
schlammig
scrambling
13 days ago

Hiked the first couple miles of this trail where the views are the best. Still very muddy.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
überwachsen
14 days ago

Second time I’ve done this. Agree with other reviews that this hike is most interesting, most awe-inspiring during the first two miles while you’re still above the tree line. I still go to the river though. Just remember that it’s all downhill on the way out, so all uphill on the way back. A short hike down the canyon gives you amazing views of the canyon. Doing this hike as early in the day as possible helps with making the return; most of the trail is unprotected from the sun. Be careful parking on Waimea Canyon road near the nature loop that precedes this trail. Don’t leave anything in your car. There are break-ins, unfortunately, from time to time.

wandern
käfer
schlammig
überwachsen
21 days ago

Took away one star because once you're below canopy theres is a bunch of overgrown vegetation and bugs nipping at you. Gorgeous, stunning views until the canopy. Great and tough climb for the view! Heard a goat but didn't see one

We were not in the market for a big hike - just trying to get out of the rain on the east side. We did have proper hiking boots on & water. We did about a third of this hike and it was absolutely stunning and perfectly satisfying. Folks coming up reported rough going at the bottom, so we just did and much as we felt like, knowing it would be UP all the way back. The views! The little nature loop at the top (.4 miles) is also really cool, with some of the flora identified, with some background information.

wandern
23 days ago

Not entirely worth the effort. The end is just a river. Nothing super special, currently muddy in a lot of areas.

28 days ago

Looking for hikers to join on this trail Dec 23-29. I have no car but plenty of nature enthusiasm to spare instagram: @skye.russell

kein schatten
steinig
überwachsen
1 month ago

Like some reviews allude to... The prettiest parts of the trail are in the beginning. Once you descend below the tree-line it gets gnarly. It was so overgrown I had to literally crawl... I gave up after 0.25miles of mindless bushwhacking. Beautiful view of the canyon as you descend though, just watch your footing!

wandern
käfer
schlammig
steinig
überwachsen
1 month ago

You don’t have to worry about water until the very end at the creek. We did a hike the other day and I switched to my keens instead of my boots. We made it .25 miles in and I went back to the car to grab my boots and trekking pole. On the way down I would’ve bit it so many times without my pole and proper shoes. Everyone else I saw had tennis shoes other than my boyfriend and myself but we would rather be safe than sorry. Here is a list of things I advise for this hike that helped us on 81 degree day with some mud: Hiking boots Trekking pole Lots of water (I had 1.5 liters, I’m 140 and 5’9” and it’s the first time I have ever ran out of water on a trail...with one mile left to go) More water than you expect to bring Bug spray Light long sleeve/pants (for the forest part closer to the end, lots of mosquitos and overgrowth of plants to the point that I couldn’t see the rocks on the ground and was tripping over them. The plants rubbing and open skin to bugs made for an itchy hike down to the water). Snacks to stay fueled, I took a ginsting energy gel Water shoes, maybe bathing suit if you want to get in the water at the end but it’s not very deep Micro spikes for mud, if you’re clumsy like I am Band aids for blisters on feet Tape in case someone rolls an ankle, learn NOLS J wrap I wore my Apple watch and monitored my heart rate for when I thought it was an appropriate time to rest Once you see the trees and you’re still on the canyon part is when you want to put on bug spray if you don’t have it already. The last thing you want to do is stop moving while sweaty to spray for bugs. Things to be aware of: Heat No drinking water Mosquitos Red ants Mud/rocks We heard a mountain goat and lots of chickens but didn’t see any. The views are absolutely stunning! It’s so worth it but it’s definitely a butt kicker. I’m about to put cbd lotion on my legs and compression leggings! Safe and happy hiking to you all.

wandern
käfer
schlammig
scrambling
steinig
überwachsen
1 month ago

Beautiful and challenging hike through the canyon. Lots of switchbacks through the rocky clay slots at the top, and an abundance of overgrowth on the trail towards the bottom of the canyon. Lots of mosquitoes as well so if these things bother you, best to avoid this one. I was drenched in sweat also as this is pretty grueling heading back up to where we parked, but for me, hikes like this are totally worth every drop of sweat, bug bite, bruise, etc. the views are amazing at Waimea Canyon!

wandern
käfer
schlammig
überwachsen
2 months ago

Beautiful! Was foggy for us in early November but still got glimpses of the canyon. Bugs were only present by the river. The way up is steep but doable. Have shoes with treads (sneakers won’t cut it in the mud) and long pants for the grasses. Gorgeous views though!!

wandern
2 months ago

Awesome views and super cool to see the change in vegetation from the beginning to the end of the train! We decided to backpack in and spend the night, it was definitely an awesome experience, but I’d highly recommend just doing this as a day hike... There are berries on the trees down at the Williwilli campsite and they fall all night, added to the fact that there were absolutely no other people down there made for a bit of an eerie night. Definitely wear good shoes and be prepared for a hot, steep climb back uphill for the whole second half of the hike. All-in-all the views definitely make the hike worth it (again, as a day hike, don’t recommend backpacking).

wandern
4 months ago

Awesome view but very steep

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