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

Loved this trail! It was mostly flat but navigating through the lava beds created a great workout. The olivine pools were beautiful, as was the rugged coastline. Make sure to take the spurs off the main trail to see the rugged, but gorgeous, cliffs along the ocean. A bit of rock scrambling on the spurs, but well worth it. Also there was a special viewing of some wildlife. I did not think the trail was as hot and sunny as stated, but I would recommend a hat and sunscreen.

Turtles can be spoted wadling along the rocky shoreline.

Easy. Exceptional view on lava field. We have seen a monk seal and her baby.

No good for a trail run. First mile is nice and smooth, couples of beaches and trees along the way. Then rolling rocks for the entire trail. Easy to hurt yourself. The kind of trail to wear down your hiking boots.

Beautiful coastal views! During hide tide there are view small blowholes. While the trail is wide and flat, closed toed shoes are a must. The ground is lose stone and lava.

Little dry/hot if you start late. Some good views near the coast before going in towards a bunch of volcanic rocks. Some wild goats along the way tagging along. Might be better during early morning but not a whole lot to see. Casual workout

1 month ago

Locals, if you mean local hippies. Mostly looky Loo visitors. Fine if that is your thing. Drum circle is still there on sundays. If you like peace and quiet and prefer no to be stoned then plan a different day. The surf is much nicer than on Big Beach whet the shore break is usually pronounced. I wouldn’t leave my stuff unattended on Little beach.

on Keawakapu Beach Trail

1 month ago

It runs I. Front of all the Wailea resorts. They take much better care of the trail than the state does their trails and beaches. Too busy for me after 7am.

great morning hike. good shoes, sunglasses, and water are a must.
well marked, moderate hike.

Great place to stop off for some pictures in the evening

Love it

beautiful. best in early am before crowds.

Nothing i would recommend someone doing!
No nice views, no nice path!

Quite the disappointment
Really tough to run this trail and there's not much to see.
The pristine beach at the end of the trail is a campers dump with beer bottles and quasi permanent tents.
The light house is not what you think - it's not an east coast light house - it's more like a street sign.
Too many other great places in Maui to go - recommend to avoid.

We’ve hiked this twice. I prefer the inland trail as opposed to the coast because it ends at a pretty beach where we could eat lunch under some shade trees. It’s very beautiful.

Advice: Start early, before 9 is smart. It heats up quick. Be smart and wear over the ankle boots. Real easy to twist an ankle; most of the journey is traveling over loose and very course rock. Bring more than a store bought water bottle. Bring a hat if you don’t want to burn. There’s no place to hide from sun once out in the open. Get there and park in the opposite direction of the sun. You’ll appreciate a cooler car upon returning.

Highlights: Beach at the end of interior trail. Awesome landscape that looks lunar. Ocean views spectacular. Feels remote and peaceful.

Good easy flat hike. Great views of the ocean. A bit crowded and busy. Park at the Polo Beach parking lot and head north.

It's a very easy walk along the shoreline with a few beaches to stop at for a swim along the way. The walk is mostly flat on a pathway so suitable for almost everyone. We had trouble finding parking on the north end so decided to start the round trip from the south end. I would highly recommend this as there was ample parking on the south side near Polo Beach Park.

Definitely worth the trip. Hiking through the lava field provides very interesting scenery but it gets extremely hot so bring plenty of water and start early. Closed toe shoes are a must but hiking boots aren't 100% necessary. Keep left to the Kings Highway to get to the beach. Doing this again I would skip the lamp post and head straight to the beach. Getting in the water at the beach at the end of Kings Highway is very rocky so wear shoes you don't mind getting wet.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the ocean

Realy nice hike. Easy, except it is rocky.

Super easy. Beautiful

nature trips
5 months ago

Lots to explore is the ponds, to include across the marsh at the Reserve. Plan for 2-3 hrs to really take it all in and appreciate nature. Would be great location for school outing.

Really nice beach, spent a little time and will be back again and perhaps again.

Best to complete early in the day as it does get warm quickly. The wind is a great help but still plan accordingly with water or other hydration efforts and good shoes as the path is volcanic rock.

Also, if you take the lighthouse path there is an awesome natural arch bridge near the coast in the vicinity.

Steep yes, and some locations aren't accessible. Pay attention to the signs.

ok beach, but seems there is an adult only side. Also, the surf tends to break hard so not for the novice.

Happening area, beach and surf is great. Lots to do in the area after appreciating the ocean view.

steep but easy well defined hike (walk) up there; went for sunset; - great view; could see the outline of 4 of the hawaiian islands;

Wondrous landscape starting along a beach trail then walking thru lava flows. The lava rocks composing the trail are tough on the ankles. Lighthouse is not really a lighthouse. It’s a navigation light and pole.
Left early (7am) to beat the crowds. On the way out - no one; in the way back - dozens.

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