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Kapalua Coastal Trail, Lahaina

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  • I really enjoyed this walk, it is very easy and suitable for most people. Many great photos opportunities. If you park at D.T. Fleming Beach it is about 15 minuet walk to get to the start of the trail...  more »
  • It's flat. It's lava rocky, so do be sure to consider something more rigid than flip flops. But there's a well worn path, and you'll have fun exploring the coast line, enjoying the surf, and having a ...  more »
  • We drove to this trail but all the parking was taken. So we found parking across the street at the tennis and golf course. We had to pay 10 dollars but it was for the whole day. Well worth it and not ...  more »
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  • It's flat. It's lava rocky, so do be sure to consider something more rigid than flip flops. But there's a well worn path, and you'll have fun exploring the coast line, enjoying the surf, and having a *really* leisurely "hike" which is more of a spirited walk. It's about 3.5 miles round trip, but if you are at the Ritz, Montage, Kapalua Bay Villas, or a rental house, you'll find it easy access and a good place to walk and chat with the wifey, some coffee, and beautiful views of the ocean and Northwest Maui! The parking fills up fast, but there are bathrooms / beach showers.
  • Awesome trail with great views. Not a very long trail that starts at Kapalua beach. It’s less than 2 miles one way. There is a nesting area for about half of it (watch out for bird poop). No restrooms along the way. There are some steep narrow park but our smaller children made it through them fine. If you go left once you get to the nesting grounds the trail will take you to a cove that overlooks the Kapalua Cliff House. Here you can jump off the rocks weather/tide permitting.
  • We were looking for the Dragon Teeth Trail, but ended up on the Kapalua Coastal Trail, that runs along the water. Parking was available and we took beach access steps down from the parking area to the trail. The trail starts off very easy on a board walk, but later changes to a dirt trail, then heads over lava rocks. The ocean views are beautiful, and while the trail seems well used it was not over crowded on the weekday morning we leisurely strolled down the trail.
  • Nice scenic walk. Whoever said this was good for strollers didn't go very far on the trail. Did the trail from beginning to end and it was placed 20%, the rest of Rocky and dusty but worth going on with a good pair of shoes. If you want to get to the dragon's Teeth you might miss it because it is behind a white house off a golf course and you won't know how to find the entry point. If you get to the beach, you've gone 15 minutes to far.
  • Best place for snorkeling. Water is crystal clear you’ll see turtle but not allowed to touch. Different kinds of fish

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Lahaina has fewer gigantic hotels and resorts than other Maui destinations, a plus for many people, particularly those traveling on a budget. Check out side-street guesthouses and seafront inns, as well as parks of standalone cabins, perfect for families.
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