Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail: Shipwreck Beach to Punahoa Point

EASY 83 reviews

Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail: Shipwreck Beach to Punahoa Point is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Koloa, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and surfing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

views

Hike along scenic Shipwreck's Beach and up rocky outcroppings past Shipwreck Rock to more secluded coastline. Seaside trail travels Kauai's southern coastline from Shipwreck's Beach on Keoneloa Bay to remote and stunning Mahaulepu Beach near Kawailoa Bay. Along the trail discover rugged sea cliffs, secluded coves, dunes, tide pools, sculpted lava formations, native plants, and petroglyphs. The beach has prime whale watching in the winter, and is a favorite hangout for endangered monk seals......

19 hours ago

We pushed past the end of the trail about a mile and and half almost to Kawelikoa point. Some great views of not only the cliffs and ocean but the mountain range to the north. lots of Dolphins off the coast and the water color is incredible. Disappointed to see huge amounts of garbage / plastic in the far bay. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Wear proper footwear as a lot of the terrain is lava and is sharp. A very easy and pleasurable hike.

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8 days ago

Beautiful scenic trail overlooking the ocean.

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22 days ago

I was irritated at first because the first mile is sand and has no marking... maybe I just didn’t see them. Felt like I was going no where. A make you own trail of sorts. Continue path past many different terrains. It was beautiful and worth it. Turtle cave, beach and just breathtaking views of the cliffs.

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2 months ago

love the trail!

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walking
3 months ago

Great views, great picture opportunities.

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