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Hanalei 'Okolehao Trail

Hawaii > Kauai > North Kauai
Summary
Length2.5 mi
Elev. Gain450 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeView
Okolehao was originally a Hawaiian liquor made from the roots of ti (ki in Hawaiian) plants. You can see some ti plants along the trail. This trail winds through the Hanalei Valley, Hanalei Bay and the Kauai coastline and gives almost a 360-degree view of the Kaukaopua Ridge. You will get access to the trail from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service parking area which is off Ohiki Road in Hanalei Valley.

Start the trail on a broad muddy road and keep climbing. After a 1-mile elevation you will reach an open plateau from where you can see the Hanalei Bay and the broad Hanalei River passing through green taro fields. You will find a power line tower to your left on the plateau and see the Hanalei town below and the Na Pali coastline to the left. Turn left and the trail leads you straight into the forest rich in different types of native orchids. Keep going for another 1-mile to find you in a lush and shady tropical forest full of tropical pines. The trail turns left and cuts through the forest till it parallels to the Na Pali Coast. At 1.3 miles you will reach the second open plateau and get the best Hanalei views.
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Best time to go
Throughout the year

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 12.102' N
159° 28.355' W

Driving Directions:
Turn left after crossing the Hanalei Bridge which is 1 mile from Princeville and reach Ohiki Road. Then you need to drive another 1/2 mile to the lot on left and reach the trail head which is across the street.
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Weather Report for Princeville, HI
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 78 to 87. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 83.5° F
Relative Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 30.08"
Dew Point: 67.3° F

Winds from the ENE at 4.9 mph gusting to 7.4 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 7:25 PM
Weather reported from Koloa Landing - Whaler's Cove, Koloa, HI (KHIKOLOA2)
Forecast
Tonight
Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Lows 62 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 87. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 62 to 75. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 87. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:24 AM
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