Kawaikoi Stream Trail
Hawaii hikers

**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.


[KAUA’I] UPDATED 7/19/24 – Volunteer evacuation from Kōke'e and Waimea Canyon State Parks, as wildfire is CLOSED roads.

[MAUI] UPDATED 7/12/24 – Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area: Access to the park and cabin is CLOSED until further notice due to the recent Kula wildfire.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 7/1/24 – Polihale State Park: Queen\'s Pond access Road is CLOSED June 17-21 (M-F) for rock placement.  Pedestrian traffic should be aware of heavy equipment traversing through the area.  The park remains open - visitors should access via Cane Top access road and points beyond.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 7/1/24 –\'Akaka Falls State Park is closed this week for additional repair work. Expected to reopen this weekend 7/6/24.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

[HAWAI\'I] UPDATED 6/18/24 -  West Hawaii State Parks to close early on the 4th of July at 5 PM. Parks effected are: Kekaha Kai SP—Mahai’ula section and Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section, Kiholo SPR, Hapuna Beach SRA and Waialea section

Kawaikoi Stream Trail

Trail Length 1.8 miles
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Elevation Gain 40 ft
Park Name Kōkeʻe State Park

Route

The trail starts 3/4 of a mile beyond the Forest Reserve entrance sign on the Mohihi-Camp 10 Road, and upstream from “Sugi Grove.” This is likely the most scenic mountain stream side trail in Hawaii. Total length is about 1.75 miles. The first half follows the southern side of the stream. The upper portion makes a loop, first going inland, then returning on the north side of the stream to re-connect with the first section.

Additional Info

Commercial use by permit only.

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

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.