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Kiholo Bay

Hawaii > The Big Island > Kohala Coast
Length5.5 mi
Elev. Gain150 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating7 / 10
The Kiholo Bay Trail starts as a hot and dusty trail, but it soon takes you through a breathtaking view of the beach and clear blue lagoon.

The trail begins behind the boulders, parallel to the Highway. It runs for a mile before reaching the beach. After enjoying the Bay, take a left and head south to check out the Bali house.

The Queen's Bath, is located about 75 yards from the end of the beach. Walk along the trail for half a mile and you will come across the black sand beach where you can take a dip if the waves are not too high. Next, you should backtrack to the first waypoint and continue north, along the beach for 200 yards, where you will reach a little bay within the Bay!

After walking for a few minutes, you will reach the most attractive part of the trail - the clear blue lagoon. There are a number of turtles here - though you should take care not to touch them when you take a dip in the lagoon. Once you have had your fill, you should head back to the first waypoint and go back to the car

Best time to go
Throughout the year - Before 10 am.


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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
19° 51.121' N
155° 54.796' W

Driving Directions:
You should take Highway 19 and drive North for about 17 kilometers from Kailua Kona. Park your car before the 81st mile marker. There is another parking slot a bit further north.
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Weather Report for Waikoloa, HI
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 51 to 75. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Temperature: 73.2° F
Relative Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 29.93"
Dew Point: 65.0° F

Winds from the NNW at 0.6 mph gusting to 1.9 mph

Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:20 AM
Sunset: 5:55 PM
Weather reported from Waiha Loop, Holualoa, HI (KHIHLUAL6)
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 71 to 87. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers after midnight. Haze through the night. Lows 53 to 76. Light winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 71 to 86. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 53 to 76. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:16 PM
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