Kauapea "Secret" Beach

MODERATE 29 reviews

Kauapea "Secret" Beach is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kilauea, Hawaii and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

beach

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The sights at the end were well worth the hike. Fairly easy hike when I went but the entire trail is dirt and leaves so beware if you are hiking after it rain. On a dry day it is kid friendly for a slightly older child or parents with younger kids in a backpack

1 month ago

Love this place :)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Amazing beach! Hike in/out was pretty easy and definitely worth it!

3 months ago

Great beach! Easy rating seems about right. My 6 mo pregnant wife did it no problems. Not many people at the beach so definitely worth it.

3 months ago

A beautiful location but NOT an EASY hike. Short does not mean easy. It is steep and can be very slippery if wet. When I see an "easy" rating I think I could take the kids. I wouldn't on this one. The hike back up would be unpleasant.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

I am confused as to why this trail is rated easy and the Hideaway Beach trail is moderate. This trail is definitely not as tricky to get down as the Hideaway Beach trail but as others have said, you want to pack light and wear shoes that don't slip easily. The beach is gorgeous and not as crowded as other beaches so that was a big plus. Definitely going back.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Don't pack heavy. Towel and drinks.

5 months ago

Nice and very large beach, good waves for swimming. While it is a short trail, the easy rating is somewhat misleading. It's fairly steep returning, and could cause problems for someone with knee issues, or who is out of shape. Pack lightly to go to this beach, I learned the hard way!

5 months ago

this is the most beautiful beach we have ever visited!! it is heaven on Earth!!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful beach that is a little hard to get to. An adventurous location for sure. Lots of sand, great scenery, and running springs to rinse off after a long day at the beach. The lighthouse side is clothing optional so again an adventurous location!

walking
6 months ago

nice walk, with a great beach, but the water has a big break so if you're looking for a swim spot this won't be a good one for you.

trail can be slippery!

8 months ago

8 months ago

Saturday, May 14, 2016