Looking for a great trail near Kilauea, Hawaii? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Kilauea ranging from 1.1 to 5.2 miles and from 134 to 446 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The trail has been closed all week because of the storm.

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muddy
2 days ago

We thought this would go around the point at the end. Not so. Very nice view points. Not spectacular and would certainly not do again.

Took this little trail a couple weeks ago on a nice sunny day. Easy walk to the rocks and surf.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike. Awesome homes along the side of the hike. Great views at the end but the hike is a bit on the short side. Way back is a better workout.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice views but not a hike!

Loved it - pretty easy hike. Cool horses. They sleep standing up.

Access to the dam is still closed. But the rest of this loop trail is open and it’s a nice and easy walk. The mahogany forest is really pretty. About 3/4 of the way we met up with some trail horses grazing on their off day. We walked this trail in off/on showers and if you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy it’s a great way to spend a rainy day. This was 4.1 miles round trip and took us 1 hour 45 minutes. Just register in the gift shop to sign the waiver. The taco truck out back had some good nachos for a post hike snack.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy hike, muddy along dirt road. Views spectacular.

Great Beach during big waves! Short hike down.

Started out only to find it closed. Repairs from mud slide.

Not a hike, like others have mentioned- just a short walk on a paved path. Beautiful views though and a tour of the lighthouse is included in the $10 entry fee.

Closed today due to federal budget impasse. Can see lighthouse from gate ~1/4 mile away.

Nice, flat and even trail. Couple of muddy spots but it has been raining an awful lot. The stone dam and common ground are still closed to pedestrians post flood :(. Would go again for sure, even my 2 year old made it the entire 4 miles.

Easy walk. Did it in cheap flip flops. Perfect beach for kids and adults.
UPDATE to my original post. Came out here a few days later and it was a whole other story. Surf was high and the waves were huge. So I guess it depends on the day for the kids

surfing
1 month ago

Beautiful beach, path is pretty straight forward just really steep. You’d be able to bring a surf board & other beach items as long as it hasn’t recently rained.

Beautiful view, but gate was closed, so we were unable to go walk up to the lighthouse.

Wouldn't really call it a hike but it's all downhill and since it always rains in the north it will be slippery. Go slow and you will be all right. Go early too as there isn't a lot of parking. Beach is gorgeous.

ditto many of the other comments. make sure you go early enough to rock climb around the point and up to the cliff where ypu can see the lightjouse

came here 12/25/28 with 2 adults a seven year old and an 18 month old. the trail was somewhat muddy due to rain. there are foot holds in the trail to help climb. give yourself time to accend and descend. there is some gate to hold onto. the rain came putting down while there and we had to leave. climb was better going back barefoot. the water and bare feet give more traction. go slow and have fun. it's worth it. it's nice and more surfers than beach goers. has a small Rivlet coming out of the land into sea that infants and children can play in.

Not really a hike. We watched a rain cloud move in across the water and soak us, it was pretty. lol

A pretty easy hike and a beautiful beach.

Way too muddy to enjoy and dam is still closed, so there is no pay off

Anini Beach has always been our favorite but after finding this one it may be a tie.

Stunning views and worth the entrance fee

Absolutely one of our all time favorite places. Missed seeing it this year.

mega-MUD.
The loop is open, but the dam is CLOSED.
Nice mahogany forests, but no vistas and, did I say, Muddy?

Great little trail. Beach is beautiful and not very crowded. Short hike down hill on the way there. A bit muddy, but possible for all ages at a steady pace.
Keep in mind when going to the rocks, that when the tide is high, the water is over them and not safe to travel. Be sure not to be over there when the tide comes in. Safety first.

It’s more of a walk as others have stated. There is a $10.00 entrance fee. There are times parking can be challenging because it gets crowded. If you can wait it out, the breathtaking views and picturesque background is completely worth the $10.00.

2 months ago

Interesting walk thru a working farm. Good signage; easy.

The Wai Koa Loop Trail in Kilauea is perfect for children. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking and mountain biking. You should sign the waiver at the Anaina Hou Community Park, which is being renovated and includes a putt-putt golf in a botanical garden setting.

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