Hike the Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trail

7 Miles Round Trip - 1500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by KaRyle Soto

This Koke'e State Park hike takes you through various landscapes with an almost otherworldly look. This is a dream hike for beginners and avid hikers, as well as, photographers.

A strenuous 7 mile hike, depending on which way you start, that takes you from the world renowned Kalalau Valley from Pu'u O Kila lookout, through dense mossy forests, across a stream, up to the highest swamp in the world and ends in views of Kaua'i's north shore of Wainiha valley and Hanalei Bay.

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Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

7 Miles
1500 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Spectacular hike and views

This is one of the best hikes I've ever done. You'll start off at the overlook, viewing the breathtaking open ocean then it turns into a thick, lush jungle setting until it spits you out in the swamp. It feels as if you're hiking in the clouds! I can't wait to revisit this trail!

Breathtaking

So beyond beautiful and such a unique hike.