Nakalele Blowhole Trail

MODERATE 77 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

9 days ago

view was amazing

hiking
12 days ago

20 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

3 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!

hiking
3 months ago

4 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.

4 months ago

hiking
4 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!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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6 months ago