Kaluapuhi Trail

Waimea, Hawaii 96796

Kaluapuhi Trail

Kaluapuhi Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This easy, flat walk takes you where the air is cool, the foliage lush, and the birds plentiful. It doesn’t go anywhere in particular, simply from one spot on the road through Koke’e State Park to another, but in the past its main attraction was a grove of introduced Methley plum trees whose small, tart fruits were eagerly harvested in summer.

The trees are still there, but have not been producing much in recent years, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t find any. (You can probably find some strawberries and blackberries instead.) If you prefer your hike to end with a little more excitement, you can add a 0.5-mile walk to the spectacular Kalalau Lookout."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hikes on Kauai: 55 Great Hikes (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The Kaluapuhi Trail (also called the Plum Grove Trail) follows a wide, flat grassy path through a beautiful forest of ohia, guava, plum, ginger and blackberries. The trail travels through the intimate surroundings of a pastoral garden on its way to Kalalau Lookout, a 4,000-foot vista point. The panoramic views from the lookout extend down the fluted green cliffs and knife-edged ridges of the Kalalau Valley to the Na Pali coastline."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Koke’e Museum; (808) 335-9975; www.kokee.org
Local Contacts
USGS Ha’ena; Northwestern Kaua’i Recreation Map (Earthwalk Press)
Local Maps

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