Kahakapao Loop Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Kahakapao Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Makawao, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

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1 month ago

It’s a nice trail, well maintained, pleasantly cool and shady, with a variety of trees and occasional profusion of ferns. It’s tagged as having views, but there are none until you get back on Piiholo Road heading towards Makawao. Total distance from the trailhead to and then around the Loop Trail is 6.2 miles according to the signage.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Take my dog here all the time, can be a bit muddy but overall it's an awesome hike in the woods. The entire Loop when starting from the parking lot is more like 6.5 miles, highly recommend!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

We had a great hike here. We took the west loop, counterclockwise, and had troubles finding the right hike at the start as many trails intersect. After figuring it out we just followed the red arrow signs, pretty easy and not so smart from us. The hike is shaded all the way and the climate was very comfortable.

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3 months ago

Very scenic. Manageable terrain. Really nice people on the trail. Easy get to get to. Great smelling the eucalyptus and ginger. Will be back for sure.

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8 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago