Hike the Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trail

Hanapepe, Hawaii

5.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

7 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

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!

So beyond beautiful and such a unique hike.

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