Nualolo Trail

Waimea, Hawaii

Nualolo Trail

Nualolo Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike descends through a lush forest to panoramic vistas of the Na Pali coastline. The trail ends at Lolo Vista Point, a vertical perch 3,000 feet above the wind-swept cliffs of the Nualolo Valley. If it is raining, this trail is not recommended, as several steep sections are dangerous.

This hike can be combined with the Awaawapuhi Trail for a 9-mile loop hike. The two trails are connected by the Nualolo Cliffs Trail, a 2.2 mile connector trail with phenomenal views of the Na Pali coast. The Cliff Trail follows the rim’s edge at the head of the Nualolo Valley, 3,000 feet above the ocean."

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I did this as part of a loop with another trail (I forgot the name, it starts with an A)

We started on this trail and ended with the other trail based on recommendations. It was the way to go, I would have hated to hike up this trail. Because of the rain, this trail was steep and slippery. I do not recommend this trail to people who are not sure footed or do not have a strong butt to land on. A walking stick might have helped.

This hike is challenging but the vistas are worth every blister. Make sure you take the time to hike the extra .5 or .25 miles to the vistas!

You are kind of high up so bring some binnoculars for whale watching.


Trail Information

Nearby City
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
4 hours
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