[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 2/4/23 – The Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast SWP is CLOSED today due to rising stream levels. Ha\'ena State Park remains open. Parking and entry reservations will be accepted at the park entrance. Kaua\'i North Shore Shuttle service to Ha\'ena State Park is SUSPENDED for Saturday, February 4 due to rising stream levels.
[MAUI] UPDATED 1/27/23: Sections of Makena SP is CLOSED for hazardous tree work. See Makena SP page for updates.
[OAHU] UPDATED 2/2/23 - KEAIWA HEIAU SRA has REOPENED.
[O’AHU] UPDATED 4/12/22: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFF, camping and comfort stations CLOSED. See Sand Island site for updates.
[MAUI] UPDATED 1/26/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument – CLOSED August 2022 through April 15, 2023. See ʻĪao site for updates.
[MAUI] UPDATED 1/23/23: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area – CLOSED through March 2023 (Per DOFAW). See Polipoli site for updates.
[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 1/20/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFF in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates.
|Trail Length||3.8 miles (one way)|
|Time||Approx 3 hrs.|
|Elevation Gain||284 ft|
|Park Name||Kōkeʻe State Park|
The trail begins at Puu O Kila Lookout at the end of Highway 550. The Pihea Trail is a recommended forest reserve trail for scenic views, observing Kauai’s native forest birds and sampling the Alakai Wilderness’ terrain and vegetation. This is an alternate route to the Alakai Swamp Trail, which intersects the Pihea Trail just before 1 3/4 mile point. There is a short spur that ends at the Pihea Overlook, the highest point on the rim of Kalalau Valley.
Caution – Do not go beyond the Pihea Overlook. The terrain gets very steep beyond this point. The Pihea Trail follows the northwestern bank of Kawaikoi Stream and ends at Kawaikoi Camp. While there is some boardwalk construction underway, portions of the trail are often wet, slippery and muddy.