Awa'awapuhi Trail

MODERATE 89 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

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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.

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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.

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1 month ago

the view at the end is beautiful - if you can see it. when i went, it rained almost the entire way out ranging between a light mist and steady rain. once i got to the lookout point, i waited a few minutes for the clouds to shift and the view really was stunning. i'd recommend this as a good moderate hike for anyone. wear sturdy, waterproof shoes though - it's quite muddy, there are a lot of roots and it's pretty slick in some places.

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1 month ago

The trail is so worth the ruddy muddy downhill beginning if you are looking for tropical plants you'll get to see some interesting stuff but will need sure footing and possibly walking sticks. The mile marker says 3.25 at the gorgeous jaw dropping Nepali coast views which you are rewarded with at the end so 6.50 rt-uphill the entire way back. Took us just under 4 hours. Intermittent rain, then sun be ready for anything

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People may complain about the lack of views for the majority of the hike, but that just makes the view at the end that much more rewarding. Sure, the trail can be a bit muddy and the hike back is entirely uphill, but that view at the end is absolutely stunning. I walked out to the edge of the ridge to check out the view of the valley, ocean, and Napali Coast all together and it is one of the prettiest things I've seen in my entire life. No joke. Do this hike! For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!

https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/10/Awaawapuhi-Trail

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