Nakoa Trail Kahana Valley Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Nakoa Trail Kahana Valley Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hauula, Hawaii that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
839 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

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2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

this is two of ours run it start and fire Road than a witness to the left me alone offense to a single Trail and then it's a very nice single trail hiking slash running if you can if you feel comfortable running then its fun muddy and a lot of leaves so when you run just you know security foot kind of Lake know where you're putting your foot its very nice you have to cross to creeks the first one when you cross the trail is on the right side the second one its kind of of yours is it's fun and safe not for kids but they can do it if they there parents train them

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

beautiful trail, fork to the left at the fork and you go to the top of the mountain, steep but very fun!

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Good hike, very secluded and lightly used trail. Just keep in mind as soon as you hit the trail head you will be out of service until complete.

5 months ago

Nothing spectacular to see here. Very dense and provides a small level of difficulty.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

enjoyable hike, nothing to extraordinary to see though.
Don't park in the first parking lot when you pull in; continue driving down the road until you see a large trail sign and it says Visitors Park Here. it will save you almost a mile walking.
We went to the right on the loop, up what looks like a service road. it's nice and easy.
I believe at marker #2 if you go off the Nakoa trail you can get to some pools and bunker(s?). we found out about them after we got done and wished we had gone to see them.
It was a little muddy but not horrible.

hiking
7 months ago

Moderate hike multiple stream crossings and some nice swimming holes. Bring your mosquito spray.

8 months ago

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8 months ago

We hiked this today with multiple families with kids ranging in age from 5-15. It is a fairly easy hike, with slight elevation changes and three stream crossings. We started the trail going to the left (clockwise) but if I were do to it again I would go counter clockwise (to the right). There was mud so it was slippery in some places. The water level at the stream crossings today was fairly low, not even knee deep but it has been dry the past few days. There were not any spectacular views or anything to give it wow factor. The entire hike was through woods, over tree roots and going under tree branches at times. Total walked for the whole loop was about 5.5 miles according to my Apple Watch. I would do this hike again as it was pretty and not too difficult for kids. We passed only a few hikers in the trail so very not crowded. A few people had dogs so it's dog friendly too. No cell service once we got into the area.

hiking
10 months ago

pleasant enough jungle, but no big payoff in terms of views. very muddy trail, no cell service, at the halfway point alarms started going off nearby... as a female hiking alone it was a little unnerving