Kalopa Native Forest Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Kalopa Native Forest Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Honokaa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

birding
1 month ago

The nature trail, botanical garden, picnic area and the mountain hikes at Kalopa offer something for everyone! This is an underused gem of the island. Bring shoes that can tolerate a sometimes muddy terrain and mosquito repellant. Wear layers as —with many places in Hawaii— the weather may change rapidly. When we hiked (July) the wild ginger was in bloom on the perimeter trail and it was heavenly. Another tip: until AllTrails lists the other hiking trails, I recommend taking a photo of the map at the trailhead for navigation. The old growth Eucalyptus in this forest is Ent-like. Be prepared to be in awe.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk through native forest with explanatory booklet. Quite muddy but worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy and well marked

hiking
9 months ago

No one around. Lush, dense rainforest. Trails in pretty good shape with good signs (although AllTrails app was still key at times). We didn't do the route shown on this page, but did a different 2 mile loop.

9 months ago

Easy, yet so beautiful and peaceful. If it's wet, be careful as you can slip and fall.

10 months ago

Beautiful foliage, lush and wild. Easy trail. Very shaded and damp on this day

hiking
11 months ago

Forest trails are all shade, great for mid day hike when other trails are to hot.

Wild coffee, passion fruit, stink horn mushrooms can seen here.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great hike with kids. We went with a 6 & 2 year old and it was just the right length. Interactive trail, with the info pamphlet at the start that talks about the forest. My 6 year old enjoyed scouting the white tree markings that are trail indicators. Lots of birds, lush surroundings, cooler temps, beautiful park, bring a picnic and make a day of it. The trail was a little muddy and there are mosquitoes, but neither were too bothersome.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Excellent hike, not to long or difficult. Scenery Is breathtaking.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016