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Best trails in Koloa

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Looking for a great trail near Koloa, Kauai? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, beach trails, walking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Koloa ranging from 1.9 to 5.9 miles and from 13 to 111 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 Koloa
Top trails (9)
#1 - Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail: Shipwreck Beach to Punahoa Point
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
This seaside trail travels Kauai's southern coastline from Shipwreck's Beach on Keoneloa Bay to remote and stunning Mahaulepu Beach near Kawailoa Bay. Along the trail discover rugged sea cliffs, secluded coves, dunes, tide pools, sculpted lava formations, native plants, and petroglyphs. The beach has prime whale watching in the winter, and is a favorite hangout for endangered monk seals.Show more
#2 - Shipwreck Beach
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
This trail offers awesome beach views. Just watch out while going to the edge of the cliffs, there are a lot of places with thin stone you can stand on with huge drop under it! There’s cliff jumping for the adventurous!Show more
#3 - Mahaulepu Beach to Kawelikoa Bay
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
This trail provides beautiful view of coastline, cliffs, and waves. It's sandy at the beginning and rocky later on near the caves. Show more
#4 - Makauwahi Cave
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
NOTE: Users have reported that as of July 2020, the cave is only open on weekends due to COVID-19. Cave hours: 10 am - 4 pmShow more
#5 - Poipu Beach
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#6 - Brennecke Beach Trail
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
#7 - Poipu Kai Green Belt Trail
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 51 m
#8 - Kawailoa Bay Beach to Ha’ula Beach
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
A hike from one secret beach to another. Begin near Kawailoa Bay and end at Ha'ula Beach, then return the same way.Show more
#9 - Kahili Ridge Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m