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Kaluapuhi Trail

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Length3.2 mi
Elev. Gain150 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
Kaluapuhi Trail is also called the Plum Grove Trail. The trail is wide, and passes through beautiful forests of ohia, guava, plum and ginger. The path culminates at Kalalau Lookout where the views are amazing. From here you can see the cliffs and ridges of the Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali coast.

From the parking lot, the hike starts out by following Kokee Road northeast for 0.3 miles before finding the Kaluapuhi Trail on the right. Climb the hill before heading east on the path. After 0.5 down the path you'll reach a junction. The right path leads nowhere, so stay left and head north before eventually rejoining Kokee Road. Take a left and hike 0.2 miles west along the road to find a paved pullout and path on the right. Follow the path to find a picnic area, Kalalau Lookout and all the spectacular views the area has to offer.

Best time to go


USGS: Haena

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 8.487' N
159° 38.918' W

Contact Information:
Kokee State Park
Kilauea, Hawaii 96754

Driving Directions:
You need to drive 1.5 miles from the Koke'e Lodge and Museum to reach the parking lot on the left of Awa'awapuhi Trail. The trail's parking lot falls past the mile marker 17.
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Weather Report for KOKEE, HI
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 57 to 69. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 76.6° F
Relative Humidity: 74%
Pressure: 30.04"
Dew Point: 67.8° F

Winds from the NE at 2.9 mph gusting to 4.9 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.13"

Sunrise: 6:37 AM
Sunset: 6:08 PM
Weather reported from Kauai High 2, Lihu?e, HI (KHILHUE3)
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 66 to 80. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 55 to 67. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Highs 67 to 81. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows 53 to 65. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:13 PM
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