Explore the best 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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hiking
7 days ago

Nice trail. Saw very gigantic ferns all along the teail

Been awhile since doing an actual hike, first time on this trail. Moderate to hard depending on skill level. My husband and I completed it in 2.5 hours

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

This was an average hike minus the incredible view of Kohala and Maui. The loose rock and lack of shade along most of this trail made it somewhat difficult to climb. This is definitely not an easy hike.

walking
23 days ago

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.

sea kayaking
1 month 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!

Beautiful hike through forest. Path is narrow with lots of roots so a hiking stick was very helpful. We somehow missed a portion of the main trail and ended up on a lava service road. we were able to find our way back but ended up going almost 3 miles.

I am sure the views are amazing but I went on a buggy, overcast day. still great views. highly recommended. I am a 50 year young semi out of shape, 230 pounder and did the trail in just over 3 hours. most of the trail is easy, paved road. the last mile is steep.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Little long, dirt/rocky trail-- totally worth it, BEAUTIFUL beach. White sand and blue water