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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

Cost
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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 scattered showers. Lows 64 to 77. Northeast winds around 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 71.7° F
Relative Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 30.07"
Dew Point: 66.0° F

Winds from the NNE at 5.6 mph gusting to 6.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.15"

Sunrise: 6:36 AM
Sunset: 6:07 PM
Weather reported from Koloa Estates, Koloa, HI (KHIKOLOA5)
Forecast
Sunday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 75 to 86. Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 62 to 75. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Haze. Highs 76 to 86. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 60 to 74. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:13 PM
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