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.

Length1.2 miElevation gain308 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingBeachDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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Getting There

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.

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Neil Waite
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Sejal Sharma
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Amazing to see formation of rainbow around the blowhole

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Julie Brewer
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Amazzzzzing!!!

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Amy Fruland-Smock
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Adam Cullers
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Fabien Vivier
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expect a lot of people

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S&C LeBaron
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Short hike down to the blowhole. It’s a great destination spot when on the north side of the island. Good shoes are recommended as there are a few steep areas and small portions of rock climbing.

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Светлана Чащина
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It is just super!!!!

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JuliaT Davis
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Fun short hike!

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FRANKLIN MURILLO
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Free parking on the roadside turnoff at 38.5 mile marker. The trail is easy but I recommend good shoes that grip. I was unable to record my hike because there’s no cell signal.

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Alison Lo
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Fishing

There isn't really a trail that you should follow. Just wander east and hug the cliff. You will see a white spray of mist and that is where you should be headed!

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Cameron Stair
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Michael Ringkamp
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fun def take the loop

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Jennifer Winebarger
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful view!! Some minor small rock climbing, but short! Loved it!

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Aaron Spark
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Short walk but great blowie

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Samantha Jean
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You definitely need socks & shoes, but a nice trail to the blowhole. We really enjoyed watching the forces of nature at work here! Traveled March 2018.

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Karissa Duff
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The trail is steep and rocky in quite a bit of places, so make sure you are wearing good shoes. The blowhole is mesmerizing to watch and you never quite know when it’s going to spit out a lot of water, so be sure to stand back as you wouldn’t want to get sucked in. Cool site and worth the short hike. Lots of foot traffic, it’s a pretty popular spot. We actually weren’t sure what it was when we stopped.

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Taylor Hippler
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The blowhole is pretty mesmerizing to watch, and the views of the ocean are amazing. Lots of cool rock formations to check out too. Overall, a pretty awesome sight, and not too difficult to get down to. There are some steep sections, and the foot traffic is pretty heavy here, so I did have to wait off to the side a few times to get back up.

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

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cj clark
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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

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Beck Lee Untalasco
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Mark Conners
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Amazing view, some very cool lava rock formations and of course the Blow hole does not disappoint!

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Karen Buchholz
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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.

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Samuel Jensen
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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.

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

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