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Mo'omomi Preserve Trail

Hawaii > Molokai > West End
Summary
Length2 mi
Elev. Gain0 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeBeach
The trail will take you along the most unspoiled beach in Hawaii. In this trail you will get the chance to explore the beach, the local vegetation and witness the endangered sea turtles nesting. The Mo'omomi Preserve occupies 921 acres and was established in 1988. It is home to 22 Hawaiian species of birds and plants.

You need to walk to the trail head by taking the Mo'omomi Road up to the beach and cross the beach. Start your hike from the trailhead by taking the red dirt-marked road till the coast. You may pass the road leading to the Department of Hawaiian Homesteads. Go straight and after crossing two more dirt roads, you will come to the beach embracing the Kaawaloa Bay.

You should walk straight and cross the Mo'omomi Beach. Next, trek up the rocky hill on the top of Kaiehu Point. There is another dirt road you will notice and the official parking lot of the Nature Conservancy. This is where the official trail begins to the Mo'omomi Preserve lands. Then the trail goes west and descends down to a beach bordered by sand dunes. Continue west and you will walk under a canopy of Kiawe trees to another beach. Take a loop towards the interior and you will reach the trail head back at Kaiehu Point.
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Best time to go
May to September

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 11.794' N
157° 9.148' W

Driving Directions:
You need to take Hwy. 480 to go to Farrington Road and turn to Mo'omomi Road at the end of the pavement. Park your car here and walk on the road heading to the Department of Hawaiian Homesteads if the road is too uneven, to reach the trail head.
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Weather Report for Maunaloa, HI
Mostly cloudy. Frequent showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 58 to 69. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 74.3° F
Relative Humidity: 82%
Pressure: 29.93"
Dew Point: 68.6° F

Winds from the ENE at 1.9 mph gusting to 3.7 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:54 AM
Sunset: 6:30 PM
Weather reported from Uluanui Road, Kaunakakai, HI (KHIKAUNA5)
Forecast
Friday
Partly sunny with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 70 to 80. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 58 to 69. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 79. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 58 to 69. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 2/22/2018 6:53 PM
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