Looking for a great trail in Koke'e State Park, Kauai? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Koke'e State Park ranging from 2.3 to 16.8 miles and from 3,520 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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Koke'e State Park offers commanding views of the lush, amphitheater-headed Kalalau Valley from 4000 feet elevation. Wildland picnicking, tent camping and lodging. Hiking in native rain forest and along rim of Waimea Canyon; additional trails in neighboring forest reserves. Excellent area for observation of native plants, forest birds and insects. Seasonal plum picking and trout fishing. Pig hunting in public hunting area.

Fun hike that's not too challenging even for beginners. There is a lot of up and down, so you'll get a workout in, but it's just over 3 miles round trip. Great views of the canyon and a fun (and frigid!) waterfall to swim in if you dare. Definitely recommend.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing views of the Na Pali Coast. I would definitely recommend this hike. It is mostly downhill the whole way which means a tough climb back up to the trail head but it's doable even if your not in great shape. My wife and I took an hour to get down and an hour 20 back up. Definitely a 5 star hike!

hiking
2 days ago

If your looking for a great hike, this is it! I've been everywhere and this place is magnificent. You pop out of the trees to the most amazing view. You can stop where it's safe at the viewpoint or if your very daring, you can go another 200' on a sketchy knife Edge ridge that'll make you pucker up. We are fast hikers, took us 90 min in and 75 min. Out

hiking
muddy
scramble
3 days ago

This is a beautiful hike...on a dry day. Most of the hike is on slippery clay, which would turn into a mess with even a little moisture. There are sections that require some mud climbing. But with that warning, this is a fun hike with beautiful views of the Na Pali coast. Start early to avoid the rush. Wear shoes with good traction. Take many pictures. You'll love it!

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

Way cool hike. You're in the jungle most of the way, but the view at the end is amazing. Not too difficult except for a few steep parts and some high ridges. Consider wearing long pants and maybe a long sleeve shirt, because you hike through quite a bit of narrow foliage with dry, scratchy branches. Not intolerable, but definitely a little unpleasant.

Great views and a good workout. lots of shade till the end. it was a bit muddy for 20 minutes but not bad. It's a hike to the Waterfall, not a view of the Waterfall, but amazing Canyon views at the end.

hiking
muddy
scramble
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great views of the canyon. It’s straight down to the river and then straight back up. Coming up there isn’t much shade. The river wasn’t all that impressive, in my opinion. Also all trials says the trail is 4 miles round trip but it’s actually 5. It’s 2.5 to the river and 2.5 back. Just a heads up.

hiking
10 days ago

Muddy and slippery. The walking stick I borrowed at the trailhead was very useful on the way out to the cliff, as it was downhill most of the way. The view was covered by clouds, but after 20 minutes it cleared and was worth the wait. The way back wore me out not because it was too steep, but bc it was a constant incline.

Very Cool

hiking
muddy
over grown
10 days ago

Muddy 90% of the hike but all good, just slowed down and had to look for roots a little harder. Worth the views. Today's adventure is to see those views from the helo!! Aloha!

This is a great trail for beginner hikers who want a little challenge. There are lots of ups and downs, but they are easily manageable if you grab a walking stick at the trail head. The waterfall at the end is beautiful and the water was VERY refreshing. Going back seemed much easier than the route in.

Great hike with Kids ! Gorgeous views! Sweet little waterfall and pool

hiking
muddy
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
scramble
11 days ago

Definitely the muddiest hike we’ve done but by far the most rewarding. The end point has the best view on the island, and is well worth the 1.2m hike in. Ignore the closed signs - they’re there to keep amateurs out. Plenty of groups of people were on the trail - although most had a local or guide. Definitely bring crampons if you have them. Also grab a hiking stick.

A view of the coast and a very short hike, really worth while.

This is a wet hike, fittingly, your hiking to one of the highest wetlands on the planet. It's mysterious and amazing. I felt like the rain added to the hike. Chances are you will get rained on up there at least a little! Highly recommend it, get low and look closely at the little mosses and plants.

This was a short hike with fantastic views and a great spot to watch the sunrise light up the canyon! A family hike in the midst of a lot of tough Hawaiian hikes

muddy
scramble
12 days ago

Very wet today. The swamp was amazing surrounded in mist, but if you want a view, do as others suggested and wait for a clear day. Absolutely take a waking stick from the parking lot if you don't have trekking poles. Bring a change of clothes, including shoes, and a big bag for dirty/wet ones, leave them in the car.

Gorgeous views from the end of the hike! We saw people of all ages and skills on the trail. Just go slow if it’s muddy!

you will cross a stream twice! don't recommend flip flops!! absolutely breathtaking views!! can't imagine doing this if it is muddy!!!

hiking
13 days ago

Nice, fun trail. Was muddy in a few spots, but went during a pretty dry week. Neat little pool with waterfall to enjoy lunch by or soak in the views from the outcrop. Not really a good view of the larger portion of the falls, but can get pretty close to the falls/edge if you climb down one section near the end.

hiking
13 days ago

Great views!

on Awa'awapuhi Trail

hiking
bridge out
13 days ago

Hiked this trail during a week of little to no rain. Good alternative to see a small portion of the Napali coast since they still has all the trails closed. Pretty mild trail with a few muddy patches. A lot of uphill hiking on the way back. Took about 1.5 hours to get to the end of the trail, and another 1.5 hours back. Great views on the day we went! Helicopters fly relatively close to the outcrop at the final view point which is neat to see. There is a small, narrow walkway on the outcrop at the end for even better views (for the more daring folks out there)!

hiking
14 days ago

We did this in 2013. Here’s the short write up.

https://paulcpeh.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/honopu-ridge-koke-e-state-park-kauai

Beautiful views of Waimea canyon. Hike was muddy and slippery. It's an upside down hike, so it's fairly steep going in and a climb coming out. The small pool at the top of the falls is cold but went in anyway. View of actual falls is blocked by trees and bushes. Still worth the hike. Take a walking stick or grab one graciously left at the trail head. Enjoy!

Pick a clear day to do this hike. We couldn't see a single thing from any of the viewpoints. There was a steady rain all day, and the stream was flowing pretty intensely. Made the call not to cross it. If the flow picked up any more we would have been stranded and didn't want to risk it. Based on other reviews it sounds like we picked the worst possible day to go. We still had an absolute blast though. It was a ton of fun navigating the trail with water flowing all over the place across the walking paths. Made for a very challenging hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Super muddy today and couldn’t get really any views which was sad maybe next summer :)

hiking
16 days ago

Super muddy today and couldn’t get really any views which was sad maybe next summer :)

17 days ago

This trail is categorized as "Hard" but being a very less than novice hiker, I would say it's more moderate. I wore my KEEN water shoes like I did when hiking to the Hanakapiai Falls last year. It was nicely overcast with a few sunny spots. Perfect, as large sections are fully exposed and not protected by tree shade. The trail was very dry, luckily, but super slippery due to lots of loose gravel on the steep way down. There were lots of reassuring markers and stacked rocks along the way. Beautiful, lush canyon views. Wild goats and chickens. The 2.5 mile trek down to The Waimea River was absolutely worth it! Easy to hop rocks to the center of the beautiful, serene, babbling river. Made a few stacked rock towers! (I love and collect rocks!) We were the only 2 people there. Amazing moments in nature. The ascent was a bit brutal. Should've brought my waking stick & more h2o. We wanted to continue to the right of the river, leading to Waimea Canyon, but we got a late start(1:45) and were low on water. Another time.
3 1/2 hrs with lots of stops to soak it all in and capture the moments with pictures, of course. Good shoes, lots of h2o & start early. Enjoy!

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