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Best trails in Kekaha

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Looking for a great trail near Kekaha, Kauai? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife 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 5 moderate trails in Kekaha ranging from 2.3 to 7.7 miles and from 3,677 to 4,235 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 Kekaha
Top trails (9)
#1 - Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#2 - Waipo'o Falls via Pu'u Hinahina and Canyon Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
#3 - Kalepa Ridge Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Note: There is a $5 fee to park at the trailhead. This is an unauthorized trail. It is an access route for local hunters. Hike at your own risk. Difficult trail along Kalepa Ridge above the Kalalau Valley in Kokee St. This park features spectacular views.Show more
#4 - Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Combining two of Kauai's best hikes take us from dramatic coastal cliffs to an exotic boardwalked swamp trail. Kauai, the oldest and westernmost inhabited Hawaiian island has a terrain and climate like nowhere else. This hike combines some of the best features of Kauai into an unforgettable hiking experience. Take a westerly drive around Kauai until you run out of road and you'll find yourself at the Pu'u O Kila Lookout marveling at the views of the plunging cliffs of Kalalau Valley on the fabled Na Pali Coast. Exploring beyond this point is achieved only on foot, so strap on those hiking boots. The trail starts at the end of Waimea Canyon Drive (550) at the Pu'u o Kila Lookout. Views of Kalalau Valley. Pihea Trail intersects Alakai Swamp Trail and continues to the Kilohana Lookout. Views of Ha'ena and the North Shore are visible from Kilohana, clouds permitting.Show more
#5 - Pihea Vista Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#6 - Iliau Nature Loop Trail
Waimea Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
#7 - Polihale State Park
Polihale State Park
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Length: 10.4 mi
Please note that due to COVID-19 and as of June 17, 2020 this park is open but is following certain restrictions for visits. Please read the full description on their website: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/kauai/polihale-state-park/ This beach is near a military reserve and is tricky to find. The route shown on this page is a very rough, washed out, dirt road that leads to Polihale Beach. 4WD is suggested. There is a great campsite at this park.Show more
#8 - Pu'u Ka Ohelo Berry Flat Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
#9 - Kekaha Beach
Kekaha Beach Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m