Hiking In Paradise
Help support hikinginparadise.com!


Home
Store
My Journal
Search for Hikes
Leave No Trace
Weather Report
Contacts/Links

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
No suggestions
Get the Android App
 
Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
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.
Hiking In Paradise
Weather Report for Lahaina, HI
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 61 to 73. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 78.6° F
Relative Humidity: 21%
Pressure: 30.01"
Dew Point: 35.4° F

Winds from the ENE at 8.7 mph gusting to 9.8 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 6:50 PM
Weather reported from Pukalani, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW3)
Forecast
Thursday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 62 to 74. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 61 to 73. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:42 PM
Pictures
We need pictures!!! If you have pictures for this hike we would greatly appreciate the help in expanding our content. You can email them to contact@hikinginparadise.com.
Recent Hike Reports [view all]+ Add Hike Report
No hike reports have been filed for this hike, click 'Add Hike Report' to be the first!



Home | Store | My Journal | Search For Hikes | Leave No Trace
Weather Report | Contacts
Signup for My Journal to write a hike report for Halawa Valley Trail. Login to My Journal  
Messagex
Welcome to HikingInParadise.com!!! We are excited to bring you this brand new site about hiking trails in Hawaii. Stay tuned for lots of new info and features!
View all