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Disclaimer: Use your brain. If the waves are crashing over the shelf, DO NOT GO DOWN HERE. Even if they aren't crashing, be extremely careful and always be cognizant that just one wave will end you.

This short hike from Highway 340 down to the coast is treacherous when dry and who knows how bad when wet. The trail is equal parts steep, loose gravel, and sharp volcanic rock. It is wise to wear shoes other than flip flops. I managed it ok with Teva's while the wife was good with water shoes.


When you are driving down 340 this is the first major parking area on the left side, after you pass the Nakalele Blowhole parking; roughly 4.5 miles further. There really are two separate options for descending, neither being ideal. We elected to follow the trail to the left, which became much more of a boulder hopping experience (which I enjoyed but others may not). We ascended the right trail, which is more trail than anything but extremely slippery with all the gravel.

Once you make it down to the tide pools, enjoy a swim in the large pool but be wary of waves. Pack out what you packed in and enjoy the animals from a safe distance. There are numerous crabs and fish that inhabit the area.

There is also a less impressive, but equally dangerous, blowhole. DO NOT get too close.
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5 feet
Elevation Gain 225 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.73
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Waterfall
Author syoung
Descriptions 5
Routes 13
Photos 747
Trips 370 map ( 2,299 miles )
Age 37
Location Mesa, AZ
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7  2016-10-17 syoung
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Sun  6:48am - 5:44pm
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1.4  Ohai Loop Trail
4.1  Waihee Ridge
4.9  Waihee Valley
5.0  Nakalele Blowhole
5.6  Honolua Bay
5.8  Lipoa Point
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be wary of waves
by syoung

Disclaimer: Use your brain. If the waves are crashing over the shelf, DO NOT GO DOWN HERE. Even if they aren't crashing, be extremely careful and always be cognizant that just one wave will end you.

This short hike from Highway 340 down to the coast is treacherous when dry and who knows how bad when wet. The trail is equal parts steep, loose gravel, and sharp volcanic rock. It is wise to wear shoes other than flip flops. I managed it ok with Teva's while the wife was good with water shoes.


When you are driving down 340 this is the first major parking area on the left side, after you pass the Nakalele Blowhole parking; roughly 4.5 miles further. There really are two separate options for descending, neither being ideal. We elected to follow the trail to the left, which became much more of a boulder hopping experience (which I enjoyed but others may not). We ascended the right trail, which is more trail than anything but extremely slippery with all the gravel.

Once you make it down to the tide pools, enjoy a swim in the large pool but be wary of waves. Pack out what you packed in and enjoy the animals from a safe distance. There are numerous crabs and fish that inhabit the area.

There is also a less impressive, but equally dangerous, blowhole. DO NOT get too close.
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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Directions
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    Follow Highway 30 and Highway 340 for roughly 18.5 miles from the Royal Lahaina Resort. The parking area/trailhead will be on the left about 4.5 miles past the parking area for Nakalele Blowhole.
    page created by syoung on Oct 17 2016 10:28 pm
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