Nuʻalolo Trail
Hawaii hikers

PARK UPDATES:

[OʻAHU]: UPDATED 11/17/22: Kaʻena Point State Park – We are now accepting the 2023 Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permit applications. Please be patient as applications may take longer than the posted 10 days to process.

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is January to mid-February 2023 (Per DOFAW). For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed through February, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

Nuʻalolo Trail

Trail Length 3.8 miles (one way)
Time Approx 3 hrs.
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Difficult
Terrain None
Elevation Gain 1,566 ft
Park Name Kōkeʻe State Park

Route

The trail starts near the Kokee State Park Headquarters. This trail goes through the Kuia Natural Area Reserve before reaching the forest reserve. The trail ends at 2,234 ft. elevation at a U.S.G.S. survey marker titled “Lolo No. 2”. This trail is used mostly as an access route for hunters but also serves as an alternate route to the cross over Nuʻalolo Cliff Trail to Awaawapuhi Trail.

DANGER – Do not venture beyond the safety railings at the end of the trail! Footing is extremely unstable, and the drop to the valley floor below is over 2,000 feet. Equestrian use by hunters only. 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.

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