Nakalele Blowhole Trail

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Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

Nakalele Blowhole Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wailuku, Maui, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 308 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

There are two trailheads off Highway 30. One goes to the lighthouse and over a ridge down to the coast. The other trail is about 1/2 mile further up the road, just past MP 38.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice blowhole! Parts of the trail makes you feel like you’re on Mars.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

Really cool, but not clearly marked. The trail cuts off and it’s hard to know if your on the right one or not. The blowhole is super cool to see

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

Amazing view, some very cool lava rock formations and of course the Blow hole does not disappoint!

hiking
3 months ago

It’s much better if you approach from the top than the sides. We didn’t walk right down to the blow hole but about half way down you have awesome view of it.

hiking
3 months ago

Super windy since this side is directly exposed to the trade winds. Only made it to the sign warning about the dangers of the blowhole, not sure how to get further.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Fantastic views, wear appropriate shoes for all the rocks.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, amazing views.. don’t bother looking for the heart rock.. poor thing has been broken..

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great little trail. The heart in the rock to the right of the blowhole was vandalized and broken this week. So sad.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Sufficient parking since most people don’t linger that long. Heavily trafficked but not crowded. Very picturesque. Was extremely windy (some sort of eyewear recommended due to blown particulate). Some areas are challenging to negotiate. Please heed posted warnings.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike down and back, was very windy, but footing was pretty solid all the way down. Great hike for kids, with adult guidance.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy walk downhill leading to blowhole and lava field. Blowhole is fun to watch and creates momentous rainbow views when water sprays with the wind. Also worth watching are the lava rock formations and heart shaped rock for photo opp. Keep caution with footings on the rocks.

walking
muddy
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

Short descent of 0.3 miles down to get closer to the blowhole. Use proper hiking shoes, and not flip flops. Amazing views, particularly of the blowhole once you get down.

no shade
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

This really isn't a trail, but a rocky descent to the blowhole. Amazing views from all over, especially with the blowhole and natural sea wall. Highly recommend wearing sneakers or hiking shoes.

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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