4/17/20 - COVID-19 rules: The Kukui Trail is open for hiking, so long as social distancing requirements are adhered to. The trail may be accessed by transiting Waimea Canyon State Park, which remains closed, including all lookouts. No lingering allowed within park areas.
Group hiking on State trails is not allowed, unless all participants are part of a single residential or family unit sharing the same address. People who want to hike alone, but who want to have another person nearby for safety reasons, are required to maintain a distance of not less than 20-feet from each other.
|Trail Length||2.5 miles (one way)|
|Elevation Gain||2,240 ft|
|Park Name||Waimea Canyon State Park|
The trail starts along Highway 550, about 0.75 miles beyond the 8-Mile Marker. Kukui Trail is a scenic trail down the west side of Waimea Canyon. It makes a 2,000 ft. elevation drop to the canyon floor ending at the Wiliwili Camp site administered by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
- Camping by permit only.
- There is no permitted camping for commercial purposes.