Kiholo-Puako Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length3.4 miElevation gain118 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersNo dogs
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A nice walk through the Waikoloa beach area.

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Jesse Guest
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Good for flat trail running, passes by golf courses and resorts though. Trail is all loose lava rock so do not attempt with weak ankles or if you don’t have decent balance unless just walking.

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Sarah Proper
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Michelle Porter
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HikingNo shadeRocky

This trail starts out at a nice parking area at the Mauna Lani resort that has shade and restrooms. It begins as a paved path that winds through pretty lava formations and an interesting archeological site. When you come to the fish pond you will notice a gnarly rock trail to the left. From there, the trail is a straight shot down a lava corridor that bisects 2 golf courses. Not much scenery except the golf courses and condos, and Kohala and Hualalai in the distance on a clear day. What made this hike a satisfying experience for me was the sign at the end which identifies this trail as an ancient foot path that was used by Hawaiian commoners hundreds of years ago! It's funny, because back then, "commoners" weren't allowed in the same areas where the modern day elite still fence us "commoners" out and warn us with their many condescending signs that we must respect their privacy. I guess people never change.

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Alan Andreini Jr.
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HikingRocky

Lava rock very unstable and not good for running twisted ankle a few times

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Erin Parcher-Wartes
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I purposely chose this trail because All Trails says dogs are allowed on leash. There is a very large sign at the trail head parking area that states “No pets allowed”. Drove 40 minutes for nothing.

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Mark Paul
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Challenging walk on lave trail

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Wendi Gechter
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this is a very rocky trail next to the golf course. Pretty but interesting if not used to lava rock walking.

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Steve Oswald
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The beauty of this area is surreal. Loved everything about Hawaii and this area.

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Mark R
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Sarah Proper
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Sarah Proper
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Carl Seelye
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Cara Linse
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George Lam
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Manj Pat
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Shaun Machen
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Susan DeMedeiros
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Hugh O’Neill
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Mariana Medina
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Ashley DeBurger
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Brent Keigley
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Sabrina Gollust
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Max Alatorre
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David Liu
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Sandra Shearin
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Lenny Bernstein
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