Kuilau Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great views, but this area gets a lot of rain, so expect some mud. If you have a choice of days, don't go when rainy and try to go when there are less clouds. The vistas will pop.
Beautiful views; pretty easy hike for a family.
easy hike lots of mud but really worth it! Views are amazing.
Easy hike, great territorial views.
loved it! we saw a rainbow below us beautiful. just be prepared for mud if it rained a lot.
It was a great hike in a rain forest in Kauai with amazing panoramas of Makaleha Mountains. I started from the Kuilau Trail and continued to the Moalepe Trail and back.
Moalepe trail connects to Kuilau trail. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes one way. I started on the Moalepe side and got picked up at the Kuilau side. Although it was raining this time, I've hiked this trail in the sun before and it's beautiful. You won't see any waterfalls or views of the ocean but there are several spectacular views of sweeping rain forest valleys. Along the way you'll see ti plants, Ohia trees, and many other native plants you won't see at lower elevations. The trail is very easy, very few difficult hills and I've seen people run it before. It's a nice, easy trail to give you a little workout on the Eastside of Kauai.
Nice trail with moderate difficulty
Went a couple weeks ago, very beautiful views. Nice picnic spot at the top. pretty easy hike up and old haul road, I'd do again.
although the views are pretty, the trail itself is very uneventful. double track the whole way, muddy, and boring. not worth the drive.
This is a great trail for the entire family and it offers some pretty nice vistas as well.