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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Scenic coastal views

We parked at The Point near to the Hyatt. You'll walk past the Hyatt onto the beach and an unmarked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Easy, scenic, stunning views!

If you’re in Poipu and have a couple of free hours, do this. It’s easy and follows the coastline... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda L
Vancouver, Canada
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Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked at The Point near to the Hyatt. You'll walk past the Hyatt onto the beach and an unmarked trail into the woods - there are lots of people doing this trail, so not to worry. Do wear proper shoes as you'll be hiking...More

Thank jellybellymelly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Poipu and have a couple of free hours, do this. It’s easy and follows the coastline, past stunning rock formations, beautiful sandy coves, and the perfectly manicured Poipu Bay Golf Course. It’s about 2 miles each way. We went as far as...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We completed this hike two days in a row and without doubt I’d make this a daily thing. I don’t think you could tire of the views, easy walking and you can do at whatever pace that your into. The trail goes and goes and...More

Thank RickandDenise9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views are absolutely worth it! Along the way there are plenary of places to stop and take it all in. There is also a cool location that you can leave your mark by stacking rocks!

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful walk. Walk as close to the shore as you can for the best views. Be careful as some areas are a bit eroded. Best time is early/mid morning otherwise it gets a bit warm. Total walk is about 5 miles if you go...More

Thank AugieD0ggie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to do some hiking on Kauai, and found this trail not far from our hotel in Poipu. Well marked and beautiful views of coast line, rock formations, beaches and ocean. We enjoyed this more than the Kalalau trail as it was dry, not as...More

Thank BST0817
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this hike on the last day of our trip. It was fairly easy with well marked paths and absolutely breath taking views! We did not complete the entire trail but spent a couple hours just taking it all in. Great opportunities for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trail along the cliffs and to the beach. History and geology. Pick up a brochure on the trail- it adds to the enjoyment.

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who are not advanced hikers, this is a great trail with beautiful views around every corner! Wear tennis shoes for most comfort. Not too muddy like some hikes in Kauai can get. It goes along the coast line and is just gorgeous! You...More

Thank Peggy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose to check out this hike over a dip in the pool, in the hope I would see green sea turtles. I was in luck! The path is paved for a while and then turns to gravel but it is not onerous or difficult....More

Thank Shaun M
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Denise K
20 January 2018|
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Response from GalavantingJeff | Reviewed this property |
Going east to west, park at public parking located at the end of Ainakoa St (30 spots). Or park on Poipu Rd and walk 400 meters to the beach. Going west to east, follow Poipu Rd, sign to CJM Country Stables (past Golf... More
Cathy G
5 March 2017|
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Response from LoveToTravelBoston | Reviewed this property |
Same answer: facing the ocean, going right gives you a paved walking path that windes along the water and eventually fizzles out at the condos. Going left gives you the trail.
20 February 2017|
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Response from gardner59 | Reviewed this property |
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