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Captain Cook's Monument Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Captain Cook, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 1,256 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown Rocky No shade
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A short down and back up hike to the Captain Cook Monument. The monument was built in 1874 commemorating the fallen British explorer that was killed in 1779. The only way to reach the monument is by boat, kayak, or foot. It is said that the water near the monument is one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. The hike down is easy enough. The slope is not too steep but watch out for any rolling rocks. The trail is partly shaded.

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Greg Bowyer
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HikingGreat!Rocky

my god it will kick your arse in the climb back. worth it for the snorkeling alone. seriously bring snorkeling gear and Gatorade

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craxylife .
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

The trail itself is a terrific one. Unfortunately, this is the worst I've seen it. The grass is over 6 feet tall and in many spots on the trail. The lava rock is very typical for this trail, yet this time there so much more overtutned rock on the trail, so watch your step. The sign for the trailhead is gone, not sure why. But, I had the water to myself, key!! Recommend the trail, but wear pants.

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Colby White
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Hiking

Overgrown as hell

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gemma Liddle
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WalkingGreat!MuddyNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

Great walk, busy at times most bits are still overgrown so take care,...very lite shade so be mindful. take plenty of fluid and snacks good shoes (flip flops, sliders and sandals will be no good)

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Cara Hitomi
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Chelsie Anderson
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Hiking

Common sense but going down isn’t bad, coming up is a bit rough! No shade from markers 5-7, partial to full shade from markers 1-5. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and bring some water for your trip back up!

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Benjamin Kieffer
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HikingMuddyNo shadeOver grown

Loved this trail. Good hike worth it to snorkel at Captain Cook. Hike it with our 7yr and 9yr old kids, as well as our 3yr old (who needed to be carried in some sections). Bring plenty of water! Definitely not easy but ultimately only 4 miles round trip.

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Rebecca Roberts
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Over grown
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Cassidy Doulphus
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This hike is hard. The trail there is ALLLL down hill the first part of the trail is so overgrown you sometimes can’t even see the path so wear a hat, cover up, and wear good shoes. When you get to the bottom the waters so clear and there’s so many fish. Bring snorkeling gear (flippers and all if possible) there urchins everywhere so be mindful of your surrounds! Go early so you can head back up before it gets too hot because there’s not too much shade throughout the hike. Overall very challenging but worth it! ... but I think I’ll kayak in next time (:

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Mark Mcghee
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HikingRocky
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Mark Mcghee
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Greg Bowyer
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Hiking

great view great hike snorkeling at the end is superb so bring snorkal gear the climb back will kick you arse so bring water or Gatorade but worth it to see so many fish

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Nicholas Serra
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Hiking

Awesome trail.. saw lots of wild life. The hike down at the bottom towards the water gets a little rocky. When coming back up the trail make sure you veer to the right in order to stay on the trail. Would recommend 1-2 liters of water depending on how hot it is. Overall not too strenuous. Enjoy!

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Mario Velasquez
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HikingMuddyRockyScrambleWashed out
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