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Best trails in Kapaʻa

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Looking for a great trail near Kapaʻa, Kauai? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Koke'e State Park or Ha'ena State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park or Ku‘ia Natural Area Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Kapaʻa ranging from 1.7 to 10.2 miles and from 13 to 2,194 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kapaʻa
Top trails (19)
#1 - Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail
Nounou State Forest Reserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#2 - Hoopii Falls Trail
Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 56 m
This site is open to the public although it is on privately owned land.Show more
#3 - Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) East Trail
Nounou State Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Climb the face of the fabled sleeping giant, and prey you don't wake him! Local legend tells of a giant who feasted so much at a party in his honor that he laid down for a nap and never awoke, and whShow more
#4 - Kuilau Ridge Trail
Līhu'e-Kōloa Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Kuilau Ridge Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, ruShow more
#5 - Makaleha Trail
Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
A must do trail for advanced hikers. This trail ends with 3 waterfalls and if you want to continue for another .5 mile, you will end at another waterfall. Lush green forest, cool stream and after 1.5 Show more
#6 - Uluwehi Secret Falls via Wailua River
Wailua River State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
A kayak paddling on the Wailua River with a short hike to the majestic Secret Falls. Start this paddle by renting a kayak or joining a guided float. Launch your boat, and begin you paddle upstream tShow more
#7 - Kuilau Ridge Trail to Moelepe Trail
Līhu'e-Kōloa Forest Reserve
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
This is a wonderful hike that offers beautiful views into smaller valleys as you hike.  Show more
#8 - Jurassic Park Gate Trail
Līhu'e-Kōloa Forest Reserve
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
This trail is used mainly for off road driving and hiking. You will pass through water, lots of inclines/rocks, and you will go through narrow paths. Show more
#9 - Kapa'a Shoreline Trail
Kealia Beach Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Kapa'a Shoreline Trail is a 7.2 mile out and back trail located near Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is aShow more
#10 - Kapaa to Ahihi Point
Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Kapaa to Ahihi Point is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also abShow more
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