Nakoa Trail Kahana Valley Trail

MODERATE 86 reviews

Nakoa Trail Kahana Valley Trail is a 6.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 275 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
muddy
scramble
5 days ago

Wet. Mud. Fun! As long as you expect it, a great trail for an adventurous hike. Surprisingly, one of the better marked trails. Two river crossings and trails that at times are streams. Supposed to be the wettest valley on Oahu and I believe it.

hiking
bugs
muddy
8 days ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

One of my favorite trails I’ve done on Oahu. Definitely muddy and wet when we did it. Had to cross a stream a few times, one was pretty deep. There’s a rope swing and a little swimming hole at the end, very refreshing after the muddy hike.

hiking
bugs
muddy
27 days ago

It was a nice adventure hike with not much to see besides trees, mud, and bugs. You cross in the water twice so bring extra shoes to change into when you’re done. There was a beautiful Clear pool of water towards the end of the tail with a rope to swing from. I loved how that looked!!! Overall, it was a great hike to get your steps in!

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
29 days ago

We ended up on the road for the first part (station 1 to station 2). After that, it’s a narrow trail and incredibly muddy! There are two spots where you must get wet to cross the water. I took off my shoes. My husband kept his on. Lots of bugs. Some spots had nice views and pretty flowers. Probably won’t do this one again but glad we tried it.

hiking
muddy
29 days ago

Muddy but an enjoyable hike. Small detour to find a waterfall which we never found. Water crossing were enjoyable and cool water felt great.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

We parked at the Kahana Valley State Park main lot, and walked about a mile paved to the trailhead. The trail is mostly singletrack, rooty dirt. Not many vistas on this trail, but if you make a point to stop by the ponds just beyond the bamboo forest on the north side, it’s worth the hike. There’s a swiftly flowing creek and several areas where you can swim and even jump from rocks into 10+ feet of water.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

Awesome rainforest trail....nice and muddy, and very humid. A few glimpses of the valley thru thick vegetation were great with the mountains. Crossing two streams at depths varying from 1.5-2.5 ft was an added bonus. Cool!

hiking
3 months ago

Only maintained about halfway up ridge section. Highly recommend long pants and gloves due to spiny plants.

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike for dogs to get outta the heat and play in some streams. Expect to get wet.

6 months ago

Beautiful rainforest hike, well maintained. Muddy, but not as bad as some on the island.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

This is a muddy uninteresting 2.5 hours. No views. Don’t forget bug spray. The most exciting part was crossing the steams. Best to spend your time elsewhere.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
7 months ago

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