Lodging, picnicking and easy family nature hike (0.7-mile loop trail) in a native 'ohi'a forest at a 2000-foot elevation. Trail passes through the beginnings of an arboretum of the Island's native plants. Additional trails in the adjoining forest reserve, including a 2-mile horse loop trail.

The nature trail, botanical garden, picnic area and the mountain hikes at Kalopa offer something for everyone! This is an underused gem of the island. Bring shoes that can tolerate a sometimes muddy terrain and mosquito repellant. Wear layers as —with many places in Hawaii— the weather may change rapidly. When we hiked (July) the wild ginger was in bloom on the perimeter trail and it was heavenly. Another tip: until AllTrails lists the other hiking trails, I recommend taking a photo of the map at the trailhead for navigation. The old growth Eucalyptus in this forest is Ent-like. Be prepared to be in awe.

Nice walk through native forest with explanatory booklet. Quite muddy but worth it.

Very easy and well marked

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Monday, December 04, 2017

No one around. Lush, dense rainforest. Trails in pretty good shape with good signs (although AllTrails app was still key at times). We didn't do the route shown on this page, but did a different 2 mile loop.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Easy, yet so beautiful and peaceful. If it's wet, be careful as you can slip and fall.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beautiful foliage, lush and wild. Easy trail. Very shaded and damp on this day

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Monday, October 09, 2017

Forest trails are all shade, great for mid day hike when other trails are to hot.

Wild coffee, passion fruit, stink horn mushrooms can seen here.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great hike with kids. We went with a 6 & 2 year old and it was just the right length. Interactive trail, with the info pamphlet at the start that talks about the forest. My 6 year old enjoyed scouting the white tree markings that are trail indicators. Lots of birds, lush surroundings, cooler temps, beautiful park, bring a picnic and make a day of it. The trail was a little muddy and there are mosquitoes, but neither were too bothersome.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Excellent hike, not to long or difficult. Scenery Is breathtaking.

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6 months ago

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Sunday, June 12, 2016