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Awaawapuhi Trail, Kekaha

(4.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • So I hiked this trail in my twenties and now again with my kids while in my fifties. It got tougher! Actually still a great intermediate hike that provided some challenge on the return due to the elev...  more »
  • The view at the end of this 3.25 mile trail is amazing. After rain the trail can be like walking through chocolate and very slippery (the pictures here are from such a day) - wear some good hiking sho...  more »
  • This hike has an incredible view at the end of the Napali coast! We only had a few hours, so this was the perfect distance. Takes about 3 hours if you hike around 2 mph. Would recommend hitting this o...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Steep, muddy, wet, awesome. The end can be a little dangerous and sometimes shrouded by the clouds but the view is probably the most insane thing I've ever seen. Completely surreal. 3 miles one way so this is not a quick hike.
  • Absolutely stunning lookout. The 3.1 mile hike from trailhead to lookout is completely worthwhile. For us, it was a tough hike after some rain the day before - lots of muddy spots, slow hiking to avoid slippage. Walking/trekking poles helped a ton. (PRO TIP: People leave walking sticks at the trailhead). The total round trip hike (6.2 miles) took us 5 hours & 6 minutes. On the way back, it was raining lightly but consistently so the trail got even worse, but it's definitely doable. I would rate it at a mid-level difficulty.
  • Nice woody hike with a great payoff in the end. Recommend going early and bringing lots of water because the heat sets in the afternoon which makes the climb out (which is almost all uphill) gruelling
  • Very simple hike with the majority of it down hill. The trail can be slippery as it does rain in this area quite often so make sure to wear the proper footwear. I recommend going very early and wearing plenty of sunblock. The view at the end is worth any agony one may experience along the way. I spent two hours admiring the landscape once I reached the end.