Lahaina Pali Trail

HARD 67 reviews

Lahaina Pali Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wailuku, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Wailuku: Both trail heads are accessible from Honoapiilani Highway (30). The eastern trail head lies 2.5 miles south of Wailuku Town via an unimproved road adjacent to the junction of Kuihelani Highway (380) and Kihei Road (31). Hikers should arrange to be dropped at the end of the un-improved road as there are no parking facilities and the land is privately owned. The western trail head lies 10 miles south of Lahaina and 3 miles west of Maalaea Harbor. The parking area is accessible from Highway 30 at Manawaipueo Gulch about 0.25 mile north of the Pali tunnel.

55 minutes ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This hike was hard (I don't hike much) but it was not impossible. The views were absolutely beautiful. Very steep incline, but if you go at your own pace, and stop when you need to, it isn't too bad. We got to the windmills and then turned around. Make sure you have good shoes on!
Overall, great hike, can't beat the views and how peaceful it was.

7 days ago

trail running
8 days ago

Much tougher on the way down than up - very rocky and unless you are sure footed and have strong knees it's a tough go down and very difficult to get any kind of pace to go down - going up you can pull a steady pace, but very difficult to try to run

13 days ago

very fun. steep rocks at times mixes it up which is great. Great view of coast and windmills. went up and back in 2 hours at a quick pace and hiked some of the other Pali trail.

hiking
18 days ago

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2 months ago

Amazing althought it is really hot, bring at least 2 liters of water

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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4 months ago

This trail is amazing! We're slow hikers and it took us 6 hours to get the the 11 mile marker (the windmills) and back down. It's so beautiful and worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

We came from the Harbor side. Quite a climb. Bring water, a snack, and the sun screen. Don't forget to turn around and take a look on the way up. Quite beautiful from Kahului, to Big Beach.

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago