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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. Showers likely in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows 56 to 65. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Temperature: 72.1° F
Relative Humidity: 82%
Pressure: 29.94"
Dew Point: 66.4° F

Winds from the South at 1.8 mph gusting to 2.5 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 7:08 AM
Sunset: 5:56 PM
Weather reported from Kauai High 2, Lihu?e, HI (KHILHUE3)
Cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny with chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 62 to 78. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 42 to 55. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Breezy. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 58 to 74. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 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 45 to 58. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:11 AM
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