Stroll along the Iliau Nature Loop

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Added by KaRyle Soto

An extremely easy walking trail that showcases native endemic vegetation & views of Waimea Canyon. Waterfalls visible. Great little pit stop if you're short on time &/or have children & can't do a long, strenuous hike. Wonderful picnic area.

Iliau, an endemic plant to Kaua'i's westside, grows along the path -- hence the name: Iliau Nature Loop -- is located in Waimea Canyon State Park. Not far after mile marker 8. It has the same trailhead as Kukui Trail.

Native vegetation are identified in signs along the path. There are excellent views of Waimea & Waialae Canyons. Waterfalls visible in the distance (pending cloud coverage). Great for young kids &/or sightseeing in a hurry. There's a small covered picnic area that makes a wonderful quiet spot to relax.

Pack List

  • Camera & accessories.
  • Hiking shoes, sneakers, etc. If it's been raining, you'll definitely want shoes. If not, slippers/sandals are ok.
  • Jacket, it can get chilly, especially if it's windy.
  • Snacks, if staying for a picnic or rest stop.
  • Water/drinks, there is NO potable water in Waimea Canyon/Koke'e State Park areas.
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

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Year Round

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0.3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

40 Feet


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Added by KaRyle Soto

Exploring and capturing my unique island home of Kaua'i. Known as the Garden Isle and Island of Discovery, it's easy to understand why I'd choose to adventure in my own backyard. I travel internationally too. Follow my journey! MAHALO!!

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