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Awaawapuhi Trail, Kekaha

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  • After reading the reviews about this hike, I was skeptical about attempting it, even as a seasoned hiker. Based on my experience, I will share and highlight some facts that I think are misleading abou...  more »
  • First in the morning on this trail, after a night with rains... The trail is about 3,5 miles long, you find it on a parking, left on the only road just after the 17 miles marker. You will go down all ...  more »
  • If you're in normal shape, with good hiking shoes, this hike is not difficult at all (we did it in dry time, I'm sure it's more difficult if you're in the middle of the mud). The lookout in the end is...  more »
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  • Really nice walk of about one hour and a half, with an amazing view at the end on the Na pali coast. Definitely worth it. I too used one of the walking stick that you can find at the beginning of the trail.
  • The views are worth the hike, especially if you venture past the official end of the trail. It is 3 miles to get there and 95% of it is down hill so make sure you take water with you as the hike back up the hill can be strenuous. There's not much for views on the way there but it is a well used, nice trail.
  • 3 miles down for a amazing view! The 3 mile up isn't that hard if the weather is good.
  • The hike was kind of hard but the reward was worth it!
  • Bring lots of water. Pick up a walking stick at the start of the trail and be prepared to get you shoes muddy. At the end of the trail there is a fence telling with a warning sign. Obviously don't go down if you're afraid of heights or if the conditions aren't good, but if you wait a bit and a few others go down, try it you came 3.1 miles. I'm a pretty big pansy, but if you go down cautiously you can do it. At the bottom of a small hill there's a narrow bridge and a narrowing/dizzying trail so if you don't feel comfortable turn around. There were enough people going down, so I gave it a shot. It's an exhilarating experience and the highlight of my trip. Never experienced anything like that before.

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