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.
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.
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
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 better. Sure, the trail can be a bit muddy and the hike bike 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 maybe the prettiest thing in my entire life. No joke. Do this hike! For more on my hike, check out my blog post!
Nice hike. Slippery. Wear good boots. Took 2hr 15min out and back. Great views at the end, but basically just walking through a forest on he way to the point with little views.
Second time hiking this trail. View at the end is definitely worth the effort.