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February 16, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 3-4 HOURS (Full Trail)

Distance: 5.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGIBLE

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless, Rocky and uneven footing

What to see: Molokini Crater, Kaho'olawe, King's Highway

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Closed Toed Shoes, Water (>1L)

Located in Southern Maui, this coastal trail gives you a bit of history and beauty in the form of a rugged and hot hike. The trail takes you through a landscape of...

July 9, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2 MILES (Full Loop)

Elevation Gain: 200 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE (VERY HIGH near Blowhole)

Challenges: Sharp rock and uneven footing, Dangerous surf

Sights: Tidepools, Blowhole, Heart Shaped Rock

What to Bring: Closed toed shoes, Sunscreen, Water

This short, rocky coastal trail will give you a true appreciation of the seemingly random spectacles mother nature can create. The hike starts with...

July 7, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 0.5 HOURS

Distance: 0.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 50 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Narrow Trail, Can be slippery

Sights: Red Sand Beach, Coastline

What to Bring: Towel, Sunscreen, Swimsuit

Kaihalulu Beach has a reputation along the Road to Hana (and not just because it's clothing optional), but because it is one of the few places you can see a beach with red sand. With a quick little hike, you can get to this tucked away...

July 5, 2019

A popular stop along the Road to Hana, Waiʻānapanapa State Park is famous for its beautiful natural scenery, particularly the famous Honokalani Black Sand Beach. But there is a lot more to this place than a quick photo op. Whether it is staring through a natural sea arch, exploring caves, feeling the power of a blowhole, meandering along a volcanic coastal trail or camping underneath the stars, Waiʻānapanapa is sure to give everyone something to...

May 23, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: ~1 HOUR

Distance: 0.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 100 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Parking, Slippery and Uneven footing, Dangerous Surf

Sights: Tidepools, Turtles

What to Bring: Shoes with good grip, Swimsuit and towel

If you find yourself in the northern part of Kaua'i, a trek to Queen's Bath is a must do. Getting to the "bath" requires a short hike from a Princeville neighborhood to the coastline, but watch your step! The hi...

September 2, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: <1 HOUR

Distance: ~1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 50 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Some uneven footing

Sights: Sweetheart Rock, Hulopo'e Beach, Maui, Kaho'olawe

What to Bring: Nothing necessary

The iconic landmark of Lana'i, Pu'u Pehe AKA "Sweetheart Rock" is a short little hike with absolutely stunning views. It's a quick stroll from Hulopo'e Beach and the Four Seasons Hotel, doable in even slippers. The views of the Lana'i...

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