Awa'awapuhi Trail

MODERATE 98 reviews
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Awa'awapuhi Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kekaha, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1919 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

The view at the end of the trail is just amazing but honestly I wouldn't recommend it for a first time in Waimea Canyon.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This is an easy hike to an amazing view.... if you don't have clouds and rain. :(
We waited over an hour to catch any glimpse of sunlight and to see the valley and ocean and Kalalau. I'd love to come back on a better day. BUT it was exciting to see goats on the mountain side and two goats that came up on the trail near us!

hiking
10 days ago

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hiking
27 days ago

Mostly covered until the end. You could do a 10-mile loop of this trail and the Nu'alolo Trail (plus walking back along the road) by taking the Nu'alolo Cliff trail. It's closed because it's seriously eroded and dangerous though. The park staff should fix it because it makes for a great loop, taking on both trails in one swoop.

27 days ago

This was a breathtaking trail. A definite trip highlight. Head there early to beat the crowds. Also, this trip is a solid 6 miles round-trip, so it's a bit longer than we initially expected.

27 days ago

worth the trip!

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful vistas worth the trip.

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1 month ago

Easy gradient but rough in places and still a little slippery even when dry. Must be quite demanding in the wet. Definitely one of the most spectacular views we have seen. Walking way out on the ridge is a little hard on the nerves with a sheer drop off either side but well worth it. From the original railing to your right as you come out into the ridge is also an impressive vista down into the Awa-awapuhi Valley.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It was amazing hike. Trail was muddy though. The enjoyment on the Hike is very weather sensitive. If it is raining the trail is slippery and the views are cloudy. Do check the weather before planning the hike. Start early to avoid annoying helicopters at the end point. If sky is clear definitely worth doing.