**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 10/2/23: Kekaha Kai State Park and Lapakahi State Historical Park will be closed on 10/14/23 for the Ironman World Championship.
[OʻAHU] UPDATED 10/2/23: Kaʻena Point State Park, Mākua-Keawaʻula Section has REOPENED.
[O’AHU] UPDATED 7/12/23: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE, in the park, facilities impacted. See Sand Island site for updates.
ʻIao Needle Lookout Trail and Ethnobotanical Loop
UPDATE: 5/1/23 – ʻIao Valley State Monument has REOPENED.
*Advance reservations are required for out-of-State residents. Reservations can be made at https://gostateparks.hawaii.gov.
**Hawai‘i residents with a valid driver’s license or State ID, continue to get into all State Parks free of charge.
|Trail Length||0.6 miles|
|Elevation Gain||200 ft|
|Park Name||‘Iao Valley State Monument|
A paved walking trail provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka’emoku (‘Iao Needle), an erosional feature which rises 1200 feet from the valley floor. A short paved loop trail meanders though an ethnobotanical garden adjacent to ‘Iao stream.
Trail begins just beyond the park restroom and interpretive signs. The path crosses a bridge over the stream and climbs to the lookout point, where a small shelter is nestled.
End of ‘Iao Valley Road (Highway 32), ‘Iao Valley.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- No dogs allowed on this trail.