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

nature trips
12 days ago

Easy hike with cool tide pools at the end. Could be busy, could be the only ones there.

Very muddy, it rained and was drizzling when we hiked it so it took us awhile. Steep and you can easily slip so be careful. Nice beach at the end tho! Just be careful.

20 days ago

Secluded and gorgeous. Good to have hiking sticks for steep descent. We stayed on the left side trail. Beach to the right hike looked nice too but more overgrowth of plants across trail. I think that is Pilaa

25 days ago

Short but somewhat steep in parts, hence the moderate rating I suppose. Easy, 10 minute hike when dry; could be trickier when wet but well worth the effort to get to such a beautiful beach.

27 days ago

Closed at the moment due to the severe flood of 04/15. it will take months till it will be reopened.

Tried to do this on Sunday, 4/22 and it was closed. Not sure why or for how long but may be best to call the nearby mini golf course to see if it’s open!

Beautiful easy hike with nice views of mountains, streams and plantation! Great todo even on a rainy day!

Only open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm otherwise gate is locked!!!

A walk through beautiful forest and farm land to arrive at a scene from Fantasy Island. Garden setting with water flowing over the stone damn. Swimming hole behind the damn, great for a picnic. Very memorable!

Its private property!

2 months ago

Beautiful loop through working farm. Super friendly people working along the way. Very interesting and amazing botanical garden and dam. We loved it despite the rain.

2 months ago

Beautiful walk through a working farm on private property. The majority of the farm is planted with a special type of mahogany, I think the guy in the store said that there are 86,000 of them on the property. The trail is free but is maintained from donations, which you can put in the jar in the store where you sign the required waiver form. Website: http://anainahou.org/park-features/the-wai-koa-loop-trail/

3 months ago

A pleasant, easy walk to an old picturesque stone dam. Mostly along a flat gravel road thru a mahogany forest. The most picturesque part is the very end. Totally worth the 5 mile round trip walk, which can be done in an hour and a half. Turn left at the first fork (trail sign will point to the right) to go directly towards the dam if you want shorten the total walk (maps along this well marked trail show the way). Recommend for repeat walks.

on Wai Koa Stone Dam

4 months ago

beautiful even in the drizzling rain !

Nice shorty trail so some beautiful views! Do it!

Beautiful brief hike down to a soft sandy beach with crashing waves!

Very beautiful views like a nice stroll in the park. Super easy, enjoy :)

on Kilauea Lighthouse

5 months ago

Amazing views. It costs $5 to walk through but it's worth it. They have binoculars you can use if you'd like. There are a handful of stationary binoculars directed at certain points as well.

Nice easy walk with beautiful views

$5 dollar entry (cash only)
Lots of bird and is a beautiful place to visit

Awesome hike even though it rained for half is the time. lots of interesting tidbits on trees and amazing fields of Mahogany trees. The views at the Dam and the colours were well worth getting wet and muddy. All six of us (two were our grandkids 11 and 9) enjoyed the afternoon. it is everything that is advertised.

6 months ago

The sights at the end were well worth the hike. Fairly easy hike when I went but the entire trail is dirt and leaves so beware if you are hiking after it rain. On a dry day it is kid friendly for a slightly older child or parents with younger kids in a backpack

7 months ago

This is barely a hike and very touristy- which isn’t a bad thing- it’s more of a walk per say- it takes you along the farm lands- and is well marked. But the end is really breathtaking- the stone damn is really pretty and you can jump off into the stream from a rope swing.

Love this place :)

7 months ago

Pleasant walk. Just a heads up: when there have been heavy rains likely there will be a “brown water” alert and swimming at the dam is discouraged.

Amazing beach! Hike in/out was pretty easy and definitely worth it!

Great beach! Easy rating seems about right. My 6 mo pregnant wife did it no problems. Not many people at the beach so definitely worth it.

A beautiful location but NOT an EASY hike. Short does not mean easy. It is steep and can be very slippery if wet. When I see an "easy" rating I think I could take the kids. I wouldn't on this one. The hike back up would be unpleasant.

Easy hike.

I am confused as to why this trail is rated easy and the Hideaway Beach trail is moderate. This trail is definitely not as tricky to get down as the Hideaway Beach trail but as others have said, you want to pack light and wear shoes that don't slip easily. The beach is gorgeous and not as crowded as other beaches so that was a big plus. Definitely going back.

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