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||900 ft|
|Park Name||Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area|
Trail starts at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area at 6,200′ elevation, winds through stands of redwood and other conifers, past Tie Trail junction and down to the old ranger’s cabin at 5,300′. At the trail’s end is the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a three-way junction, the beginning point for both the Plum Trail and the Boundary Trail. Several plum and other fruit trees can be found in this old camp area.
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 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.