Pa Ka'oao Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Pa Ka'oao Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kula, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
190 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



wild flowers



Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768 For general park information, call (808) 572-4400. Recorded message is available 24-hours a day and will likely contain an answer to your question. To speak to a park representative, call the same number and press 0 during office hours of 8:00 am - 3:45 pm HST. Kipahulu (Coastal Area) For information specific to the Kipahulu area of the park, call the Kipahulu Visitor Center at (808) 248-7375 during office hours of 9am-5pm HST.

11 days ago

This is a very short walk to a lookout point of the crater. Be aware that the high altitude can make you feel winded. We went in the afternoon on a clear and sunny day, and the views were spectacular. The landscape looks like you are on the moon! If I were to return, I would love to try the Sliding Sands Trail for more of a challenge.

1 month ago

Great views on a short, easy hike. Completed it in December (end) and temps were perfect...light jacket or t-shirt were fine.

nature trips
7 months ago

Easy. Fun.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Very beautiful. Remember to bring warm clothes!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Great Trail will upload pictures later, bring cold and wet weather gear, but awesome views.

5 months ago

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016