Nakalele Blowhole Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Nakalele Blowhole Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lahaina, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.8 miles
213 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers



There are two trailheads off Highway 30. One goes to the lighthouse and over a ridge down to the coast. The other trail is about 1/2 mile further up the road, just past MP 38.

7 days ago

Shoes are better than flip flops for this hike, which is more like a steep downhill rock hop to the blow hole and steep climb back up. It’s fun down at the hole, though slippery. Never turn your back on the ocean.

12 days ago

Very cool! Stunning views. Recommend shoes and not flip flops to hike down the sharp lava rocks.

13 days ago

Super short and cool lava hole.

14 days ago

Not a bad trail . Beautiful views from the rocks !

19 days ago

If you venture out beyond the trail just a couple of hundred yards to the cliffs and ocean below, it's fantastic. I saw two huge sea turtles, a crevice-like blow hole and it's a great spot to say 'I'm in Hawaii!' And it's safe. I'm no mountain goat. Maybe just an old goat. :)

Loved the views!!!!

1 month ago

Awesome! Totally worth making the trek down to the water.

1 month ago

Hike is a fun, quick little mini scramble with a number of routes down and up. The blowhole is a great sight to see and provides many good picture opportunities. Drive to get in is also very scenic (from the southwest via Lahaina and Kapalua) and very exciting / anxiety-inducing from the northeast. Well worth it!

2 months ago

view was amazing

3 months ago

Nice views and the blowhole goes off frequently—at least in rough seas. Would have been a 5 except for the crowds. There was a very nice woman set up selling food and beverages.

4 months ago

awesome views and crazy rocks. this is a really short hike can almost see blow hole from the parking area. there is a few slippery spots sand and mud if you go to close. overall great place to sit near a cliff watching huge waves crash and blow hole puffing water.

5 months ago

It was a great view at the end. Blow hole was amazing phenomena. Views of cliff were nice too.
We did with kids of 5 and 9 yrs of age without much difficulty.

5 months ago

There are two ways to get there. Google maps had us park near the ceremonial rocks (large spiral maze of rocks and excellent viewpoint) the trail is on the right slightly hidden. Once you're on the trail stay to the right when you hit the ocean rocks. Alternatively, you could drive a little further to the next parking entrance and hike down the edge of the rocks.

Excellent hike and view of the rarity that is a natural blowhole!

6 months ago

Nice little hike down to the blowhole. Be careful on the way back as there are several ways to get back to the top. By the time we headed back, it was dark and we ended up emerging back at the road a few blocks east from where we parked the car.

7 months ago

This was a great hike. Very scenic. If you're not sure-footed, you can still see the blowhole from the top of the trail. Be sure to find out when the tide is high so you can actually see it blow. Take the warning signs seriously, people have died. We came at low tide so there wasn't much action, but still incredible views! Be sure to look for the heart in the rock. A must see!

7 months ago

A great trail that was one of our most memorable excursions in Maui. Definitely go to the second trailhead that has a fun descent to the blowhole.

9 months ago

Do not go all the way out to the blowhole. Watch it from a distance. People die here.

9 months ago

Really beautiful stop and not too bad of a hike. Definitely recommend shoes as we were in flip flops. Blow hole is pretty impressive as are the views down below. Look for the heart shaped cut out in the rock.

10 months ago

Great views of the ocean and the blow hole was awesome.

10 months ago

Jan, 9th 2017 Nice little hike with great views. You kind of have to make you own trail down to the blow hole over the rocks and slippery mud. Love the sign about being sucked in and Killed, and I do recommend staying a fair distance away from it.

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