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Best trails in Koke'e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii

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Looking for a great trail in Koke'e State Park, Kauai? AllTrails has 16 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 10 moderate trails in Koke'e State Park ranging from 2.2 to 7.7 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!
Description

Koke'e State Park is an incredible location situated along Kauai's west coast, right near the Na Pali Coast. The vegetation is lush, the views are incredible, and the trails are plentiful. Nature lovers will also find native plants, forest birds, and interesting insects. The park offers great views of the Waimea Canyon as well. There is tent camping onsite for those looking to stay the night.

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Map of trails in Koke'e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Park information
Acreage:
4,345 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
808-274-3444
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Top trails (16)
#1 - Awa'awapuhi Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
#2 - Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Pihea Vista Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#7 - Honopu Ridge
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
This trail has not been mantained for years, but volunteers have helped clear the trail. Wear long pants, ensure that you're well protected. There were pig hunters on the trail as well. It's well worth the hike.Show more
#8 - Canyon Trail Black Pipe Trail Loop
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
#9 - Canyon Trail and Waininiua Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
#10 - Alaka'i Swamp Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
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