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Hanalei 'Okolehao Trail

Hawaii > Kauai > North Kauai
Length2.5 mi
Elev. Gain450 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating7 / 10
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.

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
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows 62 to 70. West winds around 10 mph.
Temperature: 72.3° F
Relative Humidity: 86%
Pressure: 29.95"
Dew Point: 68.0° F

Winds from the SSW at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 7:07 AM
Sunset: 5:55 PM
Weather reported from HPK Weather, Koloa, HI (KHIKOLOA9)
Breezy. Cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny with chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 73 to 82. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 50 to 62. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 69 to 78. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Lows 53 to 65. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:05 AM
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