Captain Cook's Monument Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews

Captain Cook's Monument Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Captain Cook, Hawaii. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1315 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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2 months ago

The trail itself is pretty easy. However do not underestimate how hot it can get when you go back up. Bring lots of water.

2 months ago

Review is mostly based on the snorkeling in the bay. Trail was easy on the way down, considerably harder on the way back up after snorkeling a few hours. Worth the trip.

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4 months ago

Interesting experience. The first quarter of the trail was cleared and we remarked how amazing it was to have such a well-maintained trail. Then... the cane closed in on us and a tiny ribbon of trail was visible between the 10' tall cane. Thankfully we met a couple on the way back who told us there are 8 markers on this trail. That helped us know what to expect. We hiked in chacos which was fine. Take water and any nourishment you may require. We did pick our snorkel gear for the most incredible snorkeling on the island.

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5 months ago

Moderate in terms of distance and elevation change. Beyond challenging if one is not acclimated to the tropics. Be careful to avoid heat exhaustion.