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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!

hiking
26 days ago

nature trips
27 days ago

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

hiking
27 days 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).

Beautiful beach that is a little hard to get to. An adventurous location for sure. Lots of sand, great scenery, and running springs to rinse off after a long day at the beach. The lighthouse side is clothing optional so again an adventurous location!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail does NOT have a 1,200 for elevation gain. It's more like 200 feet. The entire trail is basically flat and easy to do. It goes through a beautiful mahogany tree farm and is shaded for a good portion on the time. There are also beautiful views of the distant mountains. The stone dam and small park at the end of the trek is also quite beautiful. Take water as the parts of the hike not in forest are sunny, exposed and hot.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Best to take bikes on this easy trail. You won't miss anything by biking. It's mostly dirt road. Half sun, half shade during mid day. Not as much natural vegetation. The trees are all obviously planted in rows. The trail weaves through private properties. I wouldn't make this a priority trail if you love the natural beauty of Kauai. Great for a bike trail and some miniature golf at the trail head.

walking
2 months ago

nice walk, with a great beach, but the water has a big break so if you're looking for a swim spot this won't be a good one for you.

trail can be slippery!