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Halawa Valley Trail

Hawaii > Molokai > East End
Summary
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain500 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeWaterfall
The culturally significant Halawa Valley was inhabited as early as in AD 650. Presently, it is home to 12 ancient temples of the Milokais

Start the trail from the trail head which comes after the parking lot and walk along the road passing homes, taro fields and an irrigation trench. When you cross the trench, you will walk into a lower valley and pass an old house foundation and burial site. A rock wall borders the trail which is believed to be the remains of old boundary walls.

You will see the first ancient temple on the trail surrounded by a stone wall. The rock wall marks the division between the lower valley and the upper valley. As you continue along the trail you will pass an ancestral fireplace. There is a platform after the rock wall which the ancient Hawaiians used to make offerings to the God of Fish. A few more steps ahead and you will pass the Fertility temple. Leaving the fertility temple, you will come to the place with many circles of learning. From here you will have the first glimpse of the Mo'olua Falls and the Halawa stream below.

Look for the old temple dedicated to the God of Agriculture and Peace and another stone wall marking the entry to the upper valley. Look straight and you will see the Mo'olua Falls ahead.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
For swimming April to October, For falls November to March

Cost
Local guide required

Maps
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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 9.428' N
156° 44.312' W

Driving Directions:
You need to take Hwy.450 from Kaunakakai to reach Halawa. Then turn left at the Halawa Valley sign and park at the lot of the roadside church.
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Weather Report for Lahaina, HI
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 56 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 62.5° F
Relative Humidity: 99%
Pressure: 29.88"
Dew Point: 62.0° F

Winds from the West at 2.0 mph gusting to 4.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.33"
Today: 1.04"

Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Weather reported from Lepo Rd, Haiku, HI (KHIHAIKU15)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 54 to 66. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs 64 to 83. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 58 to 70. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 66 to 85. East winds up to 10 mph until mid morning becoming light. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:56 AM
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