Haena Beach Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Haena Beach Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Keaau, Hawaii that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

5.1 miles
305 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


trail running



21 days ago

I would have rated it moderate. despite no elevation gain, the trail poses some difficulty given the mud and uneven surface. the place is beautiful and tranquil, with the sound of the sea on the background all the way. the beach at the end is a treat and we saw turtles swimming.

26 days ago

Baignade dans une espèce de piscine naturelle, mais l’eau est très froide à cause du torrent qui se jette dans la mer à cet endroit. Nous avons eu la chance de voir 7 tortues

2 months ago

Beautiful little beach at the end of the trail. Well worth the journey to get here. Bring bug spray, water, and maybe a snack!

4 months ago

Bring water and leave early to avoid the heat but a bucket list beach if you can be there alone. Having a bunch of kids in tow seemed to scare everyone away! Had a most excellent adventure!

7 months ago

Known as Shipman Beach (if you Google that name, you'll be taken to the correct starting point). the path is amazingly easy up until right before the beach itself. It's a very nice walk, great views and the sound of the ocean the entire time. There's two paths - the ocean trail and the forest trail. I very much suggest the forest trail... the ocean trail is hard, wet, and going over boulders. If you follow the forest trail, it will lead to the ocean and you're nearly there! Continue until you see the beach. Remember where you popped out to the ocean, because you don't want to miss out on the way back! It's very easy to do. The beach is pretty, the ocean shallow, and it's a great place to spend a few hours. Beware - there is a rip tide on the far side, you'll see that's where the ocean comes in and out without the natural break. I've taken my dog a few times, it's perfect for him. The trail does go through a Nene reserve, so please make sure to leash dogs when going through. Other people also bring dogs, so be aware of that.

9 months ago

Loved it. It is rocky and muddy in spots, but clearly marked and the view at the end is worth every step.

9 months ago

Rocky path.

11 months ago

It's not an easy trail.
It is flat but very rocky and muddy. Your feet will hurt at the end. But it's beautiful.
It took us a good hour and a half each way.
There's a beach at the end. If you can't see it- then your not there yet. The trail ends at the beach.
We enjoyed it. If your with kids it will take much longer.
It was fun.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Nothing that deserves the name "trail".

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Since the Puna Trail goes for quite a distance, the trail out to Haena Beach is known as Shipman Beach (trail) after the family who owns most of the property. The trail through the jungle is relatively flat but super mucky. The end is a whitish sand beach, the only one in Puna. Many sea turtle frequent it, but the tides near the far end can be treacherous. Keep eye on everyone!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Ends at the beach. In Hawaiian paradise park. Drive down kaloli street and it will dead end on beach road. There is a parking area lined by boulders. bring good hiking shoes, mosquitos spray and something for the beach at the end. Can be a loop also.

2 months ago