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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, Poipu

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  • Wonderful trail along the cliffs and to the beach. History and geology. Pick up a brochure on the trail- it adds to the enjoyment.  more »
  • For those who are not advanced hikers, this is a great trail with beautiful views around every corner! Wear tennis shoes for most comfort. Not too muddy like some hikes in Kauai can get. It goes along...  more »
  • I chose to check out this hike over a dip in the pool, in the hope I would see green sea turtles. I was in luck! The path is paved for a while and then turns to gravel but it is not onerous or difficu...  more »
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  • A beautiful hike through sand dunes with awesome views starting right away. The hike is pretty easy but you are walking through sand most of the time. Make sure to bring water and wear sunscreen. It's hot! We entered by the beach earlier in the morning. By the time we got back, the parking spots were scanty and the available ones were a little down the road. So the earlier the better! Also I would just route your GPS to the beach. Ours tried to take us into the golf course and then back out and further up that dirt road which was incorrect. The hike took us about 2 hours with several stops for photos. It is a must do if you are in the area!
  • Easy hike up to the cliff with a great view of the water and shipwreck beach. You can wander along the cliffs or there's a trail that I didn't have time to take that looked pretty cool. Lots of people venturing around. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Beautiful coastline hike.... lots of sand so it's like hiking on the beach. About 3 mile round trip gets you all the best photo opportunities.
  • Awesome trail to hike! The scenery is amazing!! Be sure to bring a backpack with lots of water and sunscreen.
  • Wow! Stunning views, and thoroughly interesting, diverse hike. Highly recommended.

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