**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
12/7/23 – UPDATED – [HAWAIʻI] Kua Bay in Kekaha Kai State Park has REOPENED.
12/7/23 – UPDATED – [OAHU]: Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokule’ia Section vehicle access is CLOSED due to saturated roads, the Keawa’ula Section has REOPENED.
|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.