hiking

Nothing special. Easy hike. End point disappointing

trail running
12 days ago

Relatively flat and easy walk with pretty views, which can be spectacular if the shrubbery had been cut back or if you hike all the way past the little bridge to the Kuilau views. Very fun for a dog! Dry days preferable.

birding
12 days ago

Beautiful trail at all times of day, but preferable with less clouds and dry weather. (lots of mud puddles.) Park at the little pull out on the side of the road near the bottom of the hill for immediate access, or just past it at the bottom of the hill at the parking lot by the stream. It's a straight forward uphill hike with a wide path all the way up to the pavilion. But don't stop there - another mile or less of up and down hills will get you wonderful views of the mountains. If you want to keep going, it will take you around to the easy Moalepe trail ending further east in Wailua with some nice views.

Nice trail for views. It's rated at moderate but I would put it at the lower end of moderate. If available, park one car at the other end which at the Moalepe Trail head and start at the Kuilau Trail head. That makes it a 4 mile hike one way. After a rain, look across the valley and you'll probably see a new waterfall. Your only 5 miles from the center of the island which is the wettest place on earth!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, but this area gets a lot of rain, so expect some mud. If you have a choice of days, don't go when rainy and try to go when there are less clouds. The vistas will pop.

Beautiful little walk. There is a beautiful streaming river that flows down the middle of it and it is so green and peaceful. There are some tall rainbow bark like trees which unfortunately I am not sure what they are called. We took a dog from he humane society here to swim and play. The humane society says this place IS pet friendly so I am unsure as to why this site says otherwise. This would be a great place to come set up a BBQ on a nice afternoon. There are several picnic areas and a couple of toilets although don't expect much from the bathrooms. Great place if you are looking for peace and quiet and a nice crisp streaming river.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views; pretty easy hike for a family.

trail running
5 months ago

easy hike lots of mud but really worth it! Views are amazing.

Easy hike, great territorial views.

hiking
9 months ago

This is not a bad trail and if you take the right turns you can join up and go to the Sleeping Giant

loved it! we saw a rainbow below us beautiful. just be prepared for mud if it rained a lot.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

It was a great hike in a rain forest in Kauai with amazing panoramas of Makaleha Mountains. I started from the Kuilau Trail and continued to the Moalepe Trail and back.