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The Best Hiking in Kilauea

Looking for the best hiking in Kilauea? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Kilauea. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Kilauea

  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Wai Koa Loop Trail

    3.3
    5 mi / 227 ft gain
    The trailhead is located at Anaina Hou Community Park, off Kuhio Highway near the Kauai Mini Golf Course. A Waiver for the trail must be signed within the office located at Kauai Mini Golf. There is plenty of parking and the trail is open to the public from dawn to dusk. There is no charge unless...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Kauapea "Secret" Beach

    0.67 mi / 207 ft gain
    Kauapea "Secret" Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings locates near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii.
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Hike to the Waterfalls at Kauai's Secret Beach

    4.0
    2 mi
    Disclaimer - as I was shown this spot by a local, I would suggest asking for the exact location of the trail from a local. It can be reached by one of the nearby neighborhood roads in Kilauea.The boot path is fairly short (approximately a mile or so), and involves a short stream crossing, which ...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Waiakalua Beach Trail

    0.44 mi / 151 ft gain
    Waiakalua Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii.
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Hike to Wyllie's Beach

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 265 ft gain
    Wyllie's beach is a small beach next to Anini beach. It is on the northwest side of the river mouth. There is a 0.8 mile trail down to the beach. The trail head is near the Westin Princeville. This is a handy beach for those staying in the Princeville area, as it is walkable from most vacation ho...
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Scramble the Okolehao Ridge Trail

    4.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    They don't call it the butt slide trail for nothing— the Okolehao Trail (translated to iron butt, for more than just the glutes involved) —is a short drive from Princeville, just before Hanalei Bay. Filled with lush vegetation, ample wildlife, and stunning viewpoints, the full trail isn't for th...
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Sea Lodge Beach Trail

    0.8 mi / 167 ft gain
    Sea Lodge Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii.
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Hike to Turtle Cave

    3.8
    0.75 mi / 62 ft gain
    Turtle Cave is located within a small bay on the Princeville side of Kauai. This hike requires swimming, repelling down a steep cliff and potentially high tides.  This particular access point is located on private property, so you should be staying in one of the rentals or traveling with a guest....
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Queen's Bath Trail

    5.0
    0.86 mi / 112 ft gain
    Queen's Bath Trail is an out-and-back that takes you by a river located near Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii.
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  • Princeville, Hawaii

    Soaking in Queen's Bath

    4.7
    Between the frequent rains and the often overcast forecast, Kauai is not always the typical Hawaiian tropical getaway people dream of. But there are few islands that offer the same majestic waterfalls, luscious valleys, world renowned breaks, and more. Like a handful of the island's other gems, Q...
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  • Hanalei, Hawaii

    Kayak Camp on Miloli'i Beach

    17 mi
    NOTE: The beach is closed in the winter months due to high surf. Be sure to work with a local guide to insure you do this adventure safely.The only way to reach Miloli'i is by Kayak.  Unless you are going to be bringing your own kayak to the island chances are you will need to rent one from a com...
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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Hike to Ho'opi'i Falls

    4.0
    2.2 mi
    Easiest/Direct route: When in the Kapa'a area from the main highway turn left onto Kawaihau road. Follow Kawaihau all the way up until you see a sign for Kapahi road, turn left onto that road. Driving in, you'll see a red gate on your left-hand side. The parking area is just after the gate, along...
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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Hike to Waimea Falls

    1.9 mi / 216 ft gain
    The hike to the Waimea Falls offers both the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest, as well as the unique, in situ opportunity to learn about local history. Although this hike can be crowded, it is definitely worthwhile to see and swim in this amazing Hawaiian waterfall. The approximately mile-...
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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Hike the Kuilau Ridge Trail

    4.0
    5 mi / 488 ft gain
    Parking at the trailhead is limited to approximately four vehicles, so arrive early. If you are unable to park, continue down Highway 580 and you will find parking next to Kawi Stream. The beginning of the trail, an old fire road, starts with a gradual incline where you are exposed to a variety o...
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  • Kapaʻa, Hawaii

    Limahuli Garden and Preserve

    0.89 mi / 171 ft gain
    Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii.
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Backpack the Na Pali Coast via the Kalalau Trail

    4.9
    22 mi / 900 ft gain
    NOTE: The Na Pali Coast is currently closed indefinitely due to flooding This hike begins at the parking lot of Ke'e Beach at the Northern most point you can drive to on the island. This is where the Kalalau Trail begins. From there, you immediately start hiking upward, with great views of the...
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