Kaiwi Shoreline Trail to Alan Davis Beach and Kaho'ohaihai Inlet

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Kaiwi Shoreline Trail to Alan Davis Beach and Kaho'ohaihai Inlet is a 1.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 km Elevation Gain: 49 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

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rocky
6 days ago

Nice and easy hike that leads down to a fun secluded beach.

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25 days ago

It's not the prettiest hike. Basically just a dry, flat gravel road with some cool flowers down to Alan Davis Beach, which is a secluded beach that isn't all that impressive. The tide pools and Pele's Chair are pretty cool though. It's an easy hike, good for children or those not in as good of shape but still wanting to get out and explore.

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26 days ago

Family friendly trail with an excellent view of the coastline and ocean. You can go off trail and swim in tide pools. Excellent path to work out on.

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no shade
26 days ago

Great trail that’s lightly trafficked and fairly easy. No significant elevation gains. Can do in slippers if no recent rains, else can get muddy. Saw some people who brought dogs. The trail gives access to secluded beach and followed the shoreline, then we came back on inland portion. Nice breeze and great views! Recommend doing in evening to catch sunset skies without the heat.

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4 months ago

The kids liked the beach at the end of the trail. An additional short hike up to the rock formation Pele’s chair. Great little hike for little ones.

6 months ago

A 20-30 minute walk to the water. I parked across from the entrance to the parking lot (it was full) at 3pm on a Monday and started the walk by myself. The trail starts at the end of the parking lot. Make a right at the sign. The trail is over large pebbles which caused many people to walk slow and carefully. Once you get to the divide, you will find a path to a small beach or you can continue into a grassy marshland with small trees. This part was a bit overgrown. The path will eventually bring you to an inlet with mangroves or to the tidal pools.

walking
Thursday, June 14, 2018

it's a cute walk through some rocks and sand. most of the sand is thin sand so sneakers will still work unless you want to stick your feet into the ocean then take em off! I had fun on the hike and had lots of great photos! it's a sunny trail so sunscreen up!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nice and easy trail, great views, and fun for the kids. This was my first hike after major abdominal surgery so it was a great way to get back out there.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

It was alright. Not the pretty hike along the water we were hoping for. The highlight was the Alan Davis Beach.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Family friendly hike. Wear good shoes or hiking boots given the terrain, rocky and loose. Great seaside adventure.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Fantastic views! Bring sunscreen!

hiking
Thursday, January 04, 2018

A fun little hike for the kids! We completed the Light house trail, and decided to explore this one afterwards. It’s pretty easy with a mixture of rock and dirt paths, and there is a nice little break spot under a small tree with a dirt mound for the kids to play in. Be careful with your steps because our son ended up with a few large thorns in his shoes. You’ll find a small sandy beach area with very gentle tides coming in. There are a few small tide pools to the side where the kids can search for fish and crabs. Overall, it was a lot of fun and a good way to end the afternoon!

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Very dry, and flat.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Starting adjacent to the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail, the Shoreline Trail is mostly flat to Pele's Chair and the rocky shoreline and tide pools. This is the desert side of the valley so can get really hot. Please respect the fishermen along the shore and soak your feet in the rocky surf. Great additional hike in Makapu'u Wayside Park for exploring.

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