Hilina Pali to Kaaha Shelter Backpack Trail

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Hilina Pali to Kaaha Shelter Backpack Trail

Hilina Pali to Kaaha Shelter Backpack Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"After your visit to Pepeiao Cabin, you descend to Kaaha Shelter on the coast. This trip is easiest if done in four days, but you could do it in two or three days if you were in a hurry. The beginning and end of this trail are currently unmarked and obscure. Orient yourself by standing with your back to the picnic pavilion (on the south side of the parking lot) with the restrooms on your left (west side of the lot).

You want to start out to your left, crossing the lawn and passing the restrooms (which will be on your left as you go by) and a shed. As you near the corner where the manicured lawn ends and the forest gathers darkly around, you’ll see a path made of small rocks and bordered by moss. This is your trail."

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Trail Information

Hilo
Nearby City
21
Distance
2,360 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
15.75 hours
Duration
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Kau Desert
Local Maps

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