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Nakalele Blowhole

Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Length1.2 mi
Elev. Gain245 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
Nalakele Point is situated on the northern coast of Maui. This trail would lead you to one of the wonders of nature where you would see water surging through a hole in the lava shelf before erupting to some 100 feet or more in the air.

You start your trail on the jeep road after the parking lot and walk to the edge of the coastline. You will find many labyrinths coming up all over Maui. Walk on the rim of the ocean and look for sea caves, blowholes and rocky formations. Follow the path till you reach the light beacon situated on top of a stone extension which also marks the northernmost point on Maui. You can look for sea turtles swimming and feeding in the reefs.

Descend from the lighthouse and walk towards the ocean facing right and you will enter some rocky structures. Explore the black beach and the rock structures on the beach. Next you can climb a stone step and listen to the sounds of water gushing in the blowhole and erupting out from the sea cave.
Hikers, Dogs

Best time to go
During the high tides when the winds are blowing


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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 1.696' N
156° 35.652' W

Driving Directions:
Take the Hwy.30 from Lahaina which is north of mile marker 38. Park the cars at the parking lot at mile marker 38.
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Weather Report for Lahaina, HI
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 61 to 74. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 70.3° F
Relative Humidity: 52%
Pressure: 30.05"
Dew Point: 52.0° F

Winds from the SSE at 0.2 mph gusting to 2.5 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:24 AM
Sunset: 5:57 PM
Weather reported from Pukalani, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW3)
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 70 to 84. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 62 to 75. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 71 to 85. Light winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Monday Night
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. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph with gusts to 60 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:09 PM
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