12/12/19 - As recommended by the Honolulu C&C Lifegaurds, the Division of State Parks has temporarily closed the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park due to high surf and dangerous shoreline conditions. The closure will likely continue until conditions have become safe for the general public. Please check back for updates.
|Trail Length||1.7 miles|
|Elevation Gain||600 ft|
|Park Name||Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area|
Trail begins at the old Civilian Conservation Corps area and climbs gradually across the mountain through a planted forest of ash, redwood, sugi, and other species until it joins the Haleakala Ridge Trail. Numerous plum trees bearing fruit during the summer can be found along the trail.
There are many other trails in the area, part of an extensive system administered by the State’s Trail and Access system, Nā Ala Hele.
From Kahului, take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400′ elevation, where the pavement ends.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- Keep dogs on leash. Pack out at least what you pack in.
- No open fires.
- Wear bright clothing.
- Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail.