Upper Pihea Trail

Waimea, Hawaii

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This hike follows the first part of the most direct route into the Alaka’i Swamp. It is also the only place anywhere near a road that directly overlooks the swamp, but you will be lucky if the clouds part long enough for you to see into it. That’s not all there is to see, however. On the northwest side of the path you’ll find several opportunities to experience heart-stopping views 4,000 feet straight down onto what might be the world’s most beautiful coastline at Kalalau Beach, and the clouds are less likely to interfere.
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Kauai

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Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Kauai

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)

This hike follows the first part of the most direct route into the Alaka’i Swamp. It is also the only place anywhere near a road that directly overlooks the swamp, but you will be lucky if the clouds part long enough for you to see into it.

That’s not all there is to see, however. On the northwest side of the path you’ll find several opportunities to experience heart-stopping views 4,000 feet straight down onto what might be the world’s most beautiful coastline at Kalalau Beach, and the clouds are less likely to interfere.

© 2010 Suzanne Swedo /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waimea
Distance: 2.0
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Views
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Koke’e Museum; (808) 335-9975; www.kokee.org
Local Maps: USGS Ha’ena; Northwestern Kaua’i Recreation Map (Earthwalk Press)
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Pihea Trail

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