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.
Comments don't do this hike justice, hands down this offers the best views of the Na'Pali coast! Highly recommended!
The view at the end was beautiful. But it's 3.25 miles of nothing to look at to get there (and then again on the return). It was super muddy and slippery. Wear proper hiking boots and pick yourself up a walking stick at the beginning. View at the end was nice. I probably wouldn't do it again. Hike out was slippery downhill and hike back was steep uphill.
this hike was absolutely beautiful; mixed with forest, cliffs and Oceanviews. The end view is well worth the hike back up. word of caution; I did this hike mid-January 2017 and the erosion at the end has taken place. I dont consider myself afraid of heights, but I wasn't willing to do that piece. Still got to see some amazing views and explored the hilltop though!
One of the best hikes of my life! Incredible views, absolutely stunning! Did it twice on the same trip and would do it again!
First half going down can be very tricky with the slick mud. The last mile to the lookout is much steeper and narrower than the first 2 miles, so be mindful of your footing if you are less experienced.
Despite the mostly uneventful hike down, you will be rewarded with one of the most incredible views you are likely to see in your life. If you dare, hike down past the 'hazardous cliff' sign to the outcropping, and even beyond to the spine of the ridge for the best view. Do not underestimate the risk in doing this though; it is literally a 2,000+ foot fall on both sides of a 12" wide path, so do not even attempt it if you are not feeling absolutely confident.
Hiking back up is pretty strenuous for the steep section (~1 mile), but once you pass that, it's a pretty steady ~8-10% grade back to the lot. All in all, an incredible hike, with an unparalleled view.
It was alright going in, minor slipping on wet leaves & felt monotonous at some points. Luckily the trees turned to ferns and to (edible) pineapple & strawberry & standard guava trees and thimble berry bushes. The views are gorgeous. I have a knee injury and did not go in with a stick but came out with one. If I didn't have it, I'd be in trouble. it was an uphill battle. Then again, I saw people running up.