Nuʻalolo Trail
Hawaii hikers

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when indoors and in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 12/4/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park will be CLOSED on Sunday Dec. 5, 2021 due to high surf and hazardous conditions.

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12/4/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail at Haena and Napali Coast remains CLOSED due to flash flooding and inclement weather.

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12/3/21 - [HAWAII] - On Sunday, Dec.5 2021, State beach parks on Hawaii Island will be CLOSED due to potential inclement weather and hazardous conditions. Parks included in this closure: Lapakahi, Hapuna Beach, Kekaha Kai, Kiholo and Kealakekua Bay. State Parks camping will also be CLOSED.

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12/3/21 - [OAHU] - The vehicular access gate for the Mokuleia Section of Kaena Point State Park is CLOSED due to heavy ponding and poor road conditions. We will continue to assess the conditions and update accordingly.

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11/5/21 - [OAHU] - The gate at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park is now OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

Nuʻalolo Trail

4/17/20 - COVID-19 rules: The Nu'alolo Trail is open for hiking, so long as social distancing requirements are adhered to. The trail may be accessed by transiting Koke'e State Park, which remains closed. 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 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.