Nuʻalolo Trail
Hawaii hikers

UPDATE: 9/24/20 - OAHU - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State beaches and trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails.

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9/24/20 - OAHU - Starting Sept. 28, Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED during weekdays for HECO work.

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9/22/20 - OAHU - Comfort Stations at Sand Island SRA are currently CLOSED for repairs.

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9/18/20 - HAWAII ISLAND - All State Coastal & Beach Parks on the island of Hawaii Remain CLOSED Through September 30, 2020. This measure mirrors the Mayor\'s Covid-19 Emergency Rule No. 11.

 

Nuʻalolo Trail

4/17/20 - COVID-19 rules: The Nu'alolo Trail is open for hiking, so long as social distancing requirements are adhered to. The trail may be accessed by transiting Koke'e State Park, which remains closed. No lingering allowed within park areas.

Group hiking on State trails is not allowed, unless all participants are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. People who want to hike alone, but who want to have another person nearby for safety reasons, are required to maintain a distance of not less than 20-feet from each other.

Trail Length 3.8 miles (one way)
Time Approx 3 hrs.
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Difficult
Terrain None
Elevation Gain 1,566 ft
Park Name Kōkeʻe State Park

Route

The trail starts near the Kokee State Park Headquarters. This trail goes through the Kuia Natural Area Reserve before reaching the forest reserve. The trail ends at 2,234 ft. elevation at a U.S.G.S. survey marker titled “Lolo No. 2”. This trail is used mostly as an access route for hunters but also serves as an alternate route to the cross over Nuʻalolo Cliff Trail to Awaawapuhi Trail.

DANGER – Do not venture beyond the safety railings at the end of the trail! Footing is extremely unstable, and the drop to the valley floor below is over 2,000 feet. Equestrian use by hunters only. Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk.

As of March 11, 2014, the Kauai recreational trail map is temporarily unavailable for distribution or purchase.