Explore the most popular trails near Kailua Kona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Not a hike, and fairly small beach

hiking
4 days ago

The beach is crowded, close to the street, and very small. This was my least favorite beach I visited.

hiking
6 days ago

The beach was stunning and very easy to get to. The rest of the hike was also pretty nice and very easy.

walking
11 days ago

Great trial although GPS and google are a necessity.Fairly easy even for a novice hiker.
The map with AllTrails is very helpful

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike through the forest. Lots of tree roots and rocks so bring hiking shoes. Trail is not marked too well.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice and shaded. Bring insect repellent.

Nice garden walkway and beach walk. Worth the effort even though the road entryway looks like old industrial area. Give it a try!

This is a beautiful trail! We made a loop out of it going left past a sign on left down to a dirt road then right on that dirt road and the next right up a steep rockier road that intersected with the out and portion of the trail listed on map. There were more trails that we were able would have liked to explore but didn’t want to be out there with our kids too long.

hiking
27 days ago

incredibly beautiful beach but not a hike

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful beach.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful little loop. Lush and easy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

This was an easy hike perfect for a hot day. This cloudy forest (yes that's a legit type of forest) provided a cool, mostly shaded break from the sun and was filled with lush foliage and trees. We could hear lots of birds throughout the hike, as well as some cows and only saw 1 other hiker!

There were other trails in this area that aren't part of this trail and this trail doesn't have any signs so I would suggest using the Alltrails app map and record your hike.

To find the trailhead we searched Makahi St trailhead on Google maps. The trailhead is located at the very end of Makahi St on the right side (don't get mistaken with some other trailhead blocked by a fence that is near the end of the street). Almost immediately after starting the trailhead, you can either go straight or turn right; both are part of this loop, it's just a matter of which way around the loop you want to go. Keep going straight for a gradual uphill hike that will end with steep down hill, or turn right for steep uphill that will end with gradual downhill.

If you go straight, about 15 min into the hike you will meet a wire fence. You can turn right here , hike 0.3 miles, find a service road and retrace your tracks back got the main trail, or keep right to stay on the main trail. Turning left doesn't yield any new views to see on the trail, but if you want more time in the forest then do the extra 0.6 miles! If you turn right at the fence, after 5 min you will see the steep downhill on your right to go back to the start.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. Saw very gigantic ferns all along the teail

I love this beach but it is definitely not a place to go hiking.

Beautiful beach, flat walk across lots of medium rocks so watch your step

This isn't a "hiking trail", it clearly states "Private Property" and "Wahi Kupuna- sacred place". its a culturally sensitive area as well as conservation and private land. Anyone who trespasses here has no respect for Hawaiian culture, sacred places, conservation sensitive area and private lands.

Permission needs to be obtained from Kamehameha Schools. Map route shown here is inaccurate for the second (upper) half and dead wrong for the upper 1/4. This is close to a 16 mile, 11 hour hike up and back, much of it on a loose pebble road. You'll want trekking poles and closed-toed boots, (it will kill you in sandals), and be prepared with rain gear and at least 3L water... and should you turn an ankle, to spend the night at altitude. Cellphone service is spotty along route, so don't count on calling 911.

paddle sports
8 months ago

Great spot to go snorkeling! Had a sea turtle swim up to me and lots of exotic fish! However, the road to get here is a little bumpy, lots of potholes so drive with caution. It's a mile and half long but doable in a car like a Ford Focus and similar models. Pristine beach, white sand, blue/clear water! Also great for sea kayaking too!

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