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Iliau Nature Loop

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Summary
Length0.3 mi
Elev. Gain40 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeView
This trail is for nature lovers who would love to study some of the most endangered species of Hawaiian plants.

You can start your trail in both the left or right directions. Start your journey from the left and walk up to the first marker where you will find the Pukiawe shrub, which has many medicinal uses. You carry on your hike under the shade of the large Koa trees. As you move on, you will reach the Uki plant.

The trail moves slightly towards the right and you will find a number of local Hawaiian plants like the A'ali'i bush. Continue going on the path and you will cross the Kukui Trail junction and find the Kawelu grass. When you come to the end of the trail you will find yourself at Iliau. Iliau is generally less crowded and you get a fantastic view of the Waimea canyon.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
Throughout the year

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 3.096' N
159° 39.588' W

Driving Directions:
You need to drive from Waimea by taking Hwy. 550 and stop before the 9-mile marker. Park on the side of the road and you will find the trailhead sign on the right.
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Weather Report for Waimea, HI
Mostly clear. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 60 to 77. East winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to up to 10 mph late in the night. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 81.1° F
Relative Humidity: 77%
Pressure: 29.99"
Dew Point: 73.2° F

Winds from the ENE at 2.9 mph gusting to 6.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.01"

Sunrise: 6:19 AM
Sunset: 7:02 PM
Weather reported from Ke Ala Hele Makalae (Kapaa Bike Path), Kapaa, HI (KHIKAPAA15)
Forecast
Thursday
Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 78 to 90. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 59 to 76. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 78 to 90. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 59 to 76. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:46 PM
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