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Awa'awapahi Trail

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Summary
Length6.2 mi
Elev. Gain1300 ft
Difficulty4 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeForest
The Awa'awapuhi trail passes through a forest rich in widespread Hawaiian plants and trees. Ending at an open ridge at 2500 feet, the trail provides excellent views of the sea cliffs and hanging valleys falling to the Pacific Ocean.

Start the trail from the left side of the parking lot and within half a mile you will descend to reach the upper slopes of Awa'awapuhi Valley. While descending you will experience a distinct change in the forest pattern - the vegetation will change from tall trees to bushes and after a mile of descend, the flora changes from green to a drier pattern. Continue through the bushy places for a 2.5-mile sliding hike to get the first views of the Awa'awapuhi Valley dropping in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. You will find the Nualolo Cliff Trail at the 3-mile marker. The Nualolo Cliff Trail goes left but you need to turn right at 3 miles to reach the Awa'awapuhi lookout.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
March to October

Cost
None

Maps
USGS: Haena, Makaha Point

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 8.482' N
159° 38.925' W

Contact Information:
Kokee State Park
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754
http://www.kokee.org

Driving Directions:
You need to drive1.5 miles from the Koke'e Lodge and Museum to reach the parking lot on the left of Awa'awapuhi Trail. The trail's parking lot falls past the mile marker 17.
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Weather Report for KOKEE, HI
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 58 to 76. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 58.8° F
Relative Humidity: 89%
Pressure: 29.66"
Dew Point: 55.6° F

Winds from the WSW at 2.9 mph gusting to 4.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 7:04 PM
Weather reported from Uluko, Lihue, HI (KHILIHUE5)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 46 to 60. East winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs 60 to 78. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 49 to 63. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 61 to 79. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:40 AM
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