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Mo'omomi Preserve Trail

Hawaii > Molokai > West End
Length2 mi
Elev. Gain0 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
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.

Best time to go
May to September


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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
Partly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Lows 60 to 73. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Temperature: 75.9° F
Relative Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 30.04"
Dew Point: 72.1° F

Winds from the SW at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:26 AM
Sunset: 5:59 PM
Weather reported from Ranchlands, Kaunakakai, HI (KHIKAUNA7)
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Isolated showers. Highs 76 to 87. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Haze through the night. Lows 59 to 72. Light winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 74 to 85. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 61 to 74. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:09 PM
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