Awa'awapuhi Trail

MODERATE 107 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
3 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

This is a well-maintained trail, walking through thick forests and beautiful ferns to the viewpoint on the Napali Coast. Pretty comfortable on a warm day, since so much is in shade and partial shade. Well worth it, though the climb back up to the parking lot is strenuous, compared to the ease of walking in mostly downhill. Has no views of the Canyon, so not a good choice perhaps for a first venture into the Canyon area. Website is inaccurate on distance - it is 6.5 miles.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Nice hike but blocked view towards the end of trail. Try again another time.

23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

The views at the end of the 3.25 mile trek in are absolutely stunning! Be warned that the trail to the viewpoint is continually downhill, which is easy. It gets hard once you have to come back up. It's a steady (and at times) difficult incline all the way back, which is another 3.25 miles.
I'd rate this trail as moderate. It started to pour on me when I was coming back up the path, which made it incredibly slippery and difficult to climb.
The path itself isn't too difficult. I saw two young kids hiking this trail with their parents. Anyone in reasonably good shape should be able to do this hike.
If anything, do this trail for the fantastic views of the Na Pali coast - you won't regret it!
(Note: I'd read on this website that the trail was 5.7 miles, but it's clearly marked as being 6.5 miles round trip)

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

worth the trip!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful vistas worth the trip.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago