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ʻIao Needle Lookout Trail and Ethnobotanical Loop
|Trail Length||0.6 miles|
|Elevation Gain||200 ft|
|Park Name||‘Iao Valley State Monument|
A paved walking trail provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka’emoku (‘Iao Needle), an erosional feature which rises 1200 feet from the valley floor. A short paved loop trail meanders though an ethnobotanical garden adjacent to ‘Iao stream.
Trail begins just beyond the park restroom and interpretive signs. The path crosses a bridge over the stream and climbs to the lookout point, where a small shelter is nestled.
End of ‘Iao Valley Road (Highway 32), ‘Iao Valley.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- No dogs allowed on this trail.