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Kilauea, Hawaii Map

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.

6 days ago

Hiking now, breathtaking views including a horse ranch, the swing to jump into the river, a Buddha and the most beautiful Mountain Views!

on Kilauea Lighthouse

19 days ago

Wow so many birds Red-footed boobies, Red and White tailed tropic birds, frigate birds and Wedge talied Shearwaters! Binoculars are in the visitor center to rent for free!!! The hike is paved too and not long!!!

20 days ago

Absolutely spectacular views and exceptional staff made this tourist stop a treat.

21 days ago

This would be a good trail to do when it is overcast or rainy. There is no shade so it was hot!

27 days ago

Agreed with previous posts, it's a muddy dirt road that most trucks can take, but, views are good. Going about high tide, you can scramble across the rocks to the west all the way around the point. There are cool tide pools, salvage and such. Just be careful of the weather and wear good non slip shoes.

Don't pack heavy. Towel and drinks.

This is a beautifully planned trail. A great choice for a day of rest between harder hikes. Lovely scenes, different at every turn with some fun surprises. Waterfall/dam area very cool, manicured garden, gorgeous flowers. Different than all of the other trails. Relax and enjoy. You must sign in at the mini golf. Charming guy works there, great info.

Nice and very large beach, good waves for swimming. While it is a short trail, the easy rating is somewhat misleading. It's fairly steep returning, and could cause problems for someone with knee issues, or who is out of shape. Pack lightly to go to this beach, I learned the hard way!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very easy, very beautiful views. You see lots of iwa (frigate) birds.

1 month ago

this is the most beautiful beach we have ever visited!! it is heaven on Earth!!

This is a long, flat well-marked hike that ends at a paradise playground. There is a swimming hole with rope swings at the end, a great way to cool down. Need good shoes as it was a little muddy in the trail. Great hike with kids (if you have time).

2 months ago