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Best trails in Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park, Hawaii, Hawaii

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Explore the most popular trails in Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

This is a beautiful park on the west coast of the Big Island. The park has a sandy beach which is a great spot for swimming. A popular 4.5 mile route through the park leads visitors to Kua Bay. Along this route you can also hike to the summit of Pu'u Ku'ili, a 342-foot high cinder cone, which offers incredible views of the coastline. There are several beaches visitors can access from this park, you can't go wrong!

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Map of trails in Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park, Hawaii, Hawaii
Park information
Acreage:
1,600 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contact
808-961-9540
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Makalawena Beach
Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
The road leading to this trailhead is very rough and may be difficult for low, 2WD vehicles. There are several beaches in this area if you wish to extend your hike.Show more
#2 - Mahai'ula to Kua Bay
Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
#3 - Kekaha Kai Trail
Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#4 - Lower Goatman Trail
Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m