Wailea Oceanfront Boardwalk Trail

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Makena State Park

Wailea Oceanfront Boardwalk Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kihei, Maui, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



partially paved


1 month ago

Oh so nice with no tourists! unfortunate that Covid 19 has knocked out visitor economy, but admitted ly lovely to see the island without fat pink and white bloated bellies all over the beach

Beachfront walkway that runs the length of all of the resorts. The walkway is tight in some areas but the ocean views are nice.

This is my favorite trail so far in Maui Wailea area. It’s very accessible from the hotel with lots of friendly people along the path, and beautiful views!

2 months ago

Easy walk with a lot of whales.

3 months ago

The most beautiful beach path Love it

5 months ago

Scenic running trail along Keawakapu beach

6 months ago

Nice pretty mostly paved trail for a beach run. Very well maintained grounds around the path.

Good before 7am

11 months ago

The most beautiful man made trail I’ve ever been on. Gorgeous vistas and beautiful landscaping along the Wailea coastline.

11 months ago

perfect early morning stroll to begin your day or great for a morning run. Encountered mostly locals at this hour. Even though the sun rise was on the opposite side of the island, it was still amazing.

11 months ago

Nice trail with pretty views all the way along it. We walked at sunset which was absolutely beautiful, just a bit busy for my taste but totally worth doing.

Wed May 29 2019

I walked along this on Memorial Day, and it was quiet on the path, but busy on the beaches. I found a beautiful spot fairly secluded underneath a giant tree on soft grass. It was so relaxing and lovely. I want to go back!

Wed May 22 2019

Good beginner trail, mostly paved with a small sand dune section at the north end. Gets busy so go early or late!

Fri May 17 2019

Nice, relaxing walk. Go at Sunset!

Sun May 05 2019

Beautiful views, crowded, but not horrible. Good if you are in area for sure. Great for my senior parents to get coastal views without a challenge.

Sat Apr 20 2019

Beautiful morning walk. All sidewalk.

Wed Apr 17 2019

Beautiful! Stroller compatible.

Fri Mar 29 2019

So wonderful trail to watch nice views.

no shade
Fri Mar 15 2019

Easy trail. Beautiful views. Exposed to the sea.

Tue Mar 05 2019

Definitely recommended if you’re staying in one of these Wailea hotels. Very nice for a romantic sunset stroll.

Fri Mar 01 2019

Good for a morning stroll if you stay in the area. However I wouldnt drive to do it

Tue Jan 15 2019

You can walk either on beaches or in front of private property on the ocean (makai) side where signs are usually posted. Some areas have no signs, but you can walk through to the next beach regardless. Be responsible and respectful, people live here. I like to pick up trash both on the beach and along pathways to show my appreciation and share good vibes

Sun Jan 13 2019

Easy walk on a paved trail along the shore in between the resorts and the ocean. I definitely recommend going either early in the morning or late afternoon. We walked the trail at about 8:30am and it was already pretty busy!

Fri Nov 02 2018

Turtles can be spoted wadling along the rocky shoreline.

Tue Jul 24 2018

beautiful. best in early am before crowds.

Tue Jul 03 2018

Good easy flat hike. Great views of the ocean. A bit crowded and busy. Park at the Polo Beach parking lot and head north.

Sun Jun 24 2018

It's a very easy walk along the shoreline with a few beaches to stop at for a swim along the way. The walk is mostly flat on a pathway so suitable for almost everyone. We had trouble finding parking on the north end so decided to start the round trip from the south end. I would highly recommend this as there was ample parking on the south side near Polo Beach Park.

Sat Jun 16 2018

Realy nice hike. Easy, except it is rocky.

Sat May 26 2018

Really nice beach, spent a little time and will be back again and perhaps again.

nature trips
Fri Apr 13 2018

I've been here many times. It's very nice scenery especially the sunset view. If you want to relax or unwind, I would recommend this.

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