Kalopa Nature Trail
Hawaii hikers

PARK UPDATES: 4/25/22

DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT - As of May 12th, 2022 all out-of-state visitors must have an advanced reservation to enter Diamond Head State Monument. The reservation system will activate on April 28th, 2022 allowing for reservations to be made 14 days in advance. Hawaiʻi residents continue to enjoy free access without reservations, but entry may depend on parking availability. Commercial tour and trolley patrons must have a reservation. Registered PUC carriers will have access to a PUC-only reservation portal.

Kalopa Nature Trail

Trail Length 0.7 mile loop
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Terrain Native ‘Ohi’a Rainforest
Elevation Gain 50 ft
Park Name Kalōpā State Recreation Area

Description

The Kalopa Nature Trail is an easy loop through the heart of a rainforest. The forest has an upper canopy of large, old growth ‘ohi’a trees, and beneath is an understory composed predominantly of smaller native forest trees and shrubs. Ferns are also abundant. About 25 different native species of trees, shrubs and vines can be viewed along the trail, though several occur only as a single individual. This is a good family walk. Allow about an hour to complete a leisurely walk.

Route

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. Information, including a trail guide, may be available at the park office located near the parking lot.

Directions

At 2,000 feet elevation at end of Kalopa Road, 3 miles inland from Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 19); 5 miles southeast of Honoka’a.

Additional Info

  • Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.