Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail: Shipwreck Beach to Punahoa Point

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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
482 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......

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10 days ago

Beautiful! Amazing cliffs . A long walk but do-able with running shoes. Bring a camera you won't regret it !

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23 days ago

Great views, close to resorts, and wonderous tidepool exploring all the way down this coastal hike. Wear good shoes and brace for the wind.

25 days ago

Stunning views from these sea cliffs! It is an easy hike that seems endless. It even takes you into a PGA golf course!

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30 days ago

Gorgeous. Just do it. It's well worth it. Just beware of flying golf balls when you are passing the golf course!

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2 months ago

The most amazing views! Wear you hiking shoes because of the rocks, but pretty easy trail.

2 months ago

Quite an easy, flat walk - a great one to bring your dog on (or take an ASPCA dog on for a field trip). Beautiful ocean views and some nice spots near the sandy beaches where you can jump off the rocks.

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