Keauhou Trail is a 17.5 mile out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052 Visitor Information (808) 985-6000
This hike is gruelling, but the secluded beach is worth the 17+ mile round trip. there is no shade along the hike and be sure to check in with the park to know if there is catchment water available at Halape.
Pretty amazing trail leading down to Halape Beach. We stayed 3 nights camping, fishing, snorkeling and enjoying the private beach. There are also anchialine tide pools to see and wade in.
The trail itself is marked with rock piles every 100 feet or so to follow. There is a lava field to cross, tall grass and is a very open trail with little to no shade during the hot days. At the end of the trail is Halape which has a primitive bathroom, shelter and water catchment.