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The Nature Trail at Koke'e State Park

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Length0.2 mi
Elev. Gain0 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
The Koke'e State Park covering 4345 acres is located along the Waimea Canyon. It is set at 3600 feet elevation and contains some precious trees that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

You begin your hike walking the path, passing the large Koa tree and after few steps reach the large Kauila plant. Move on and you find different species like the Papala tree. After a short distance, you will get to see the Holio plant. Another widespread plant is this area is Laukea. You will also come across the Mokihana tree as you hike.

Continue walking on the path and you would notice a wide range of native plants like the Ohia lehua and the Manono coffee plant. You will continue your exploration of plants as you pass the Ahkea trees, the Uahi a Pele, the Iliahi or the sandalwood tree and the ala'a or bronze leaf tree. You will finish the trail in the shade of the tall Haha lua plant.

Best time to go
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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 7.82' N
159° 39.462' W

Driving Directions:
You need to go along the Koke'e Highway or the Waimean Canyon Drive to reach the Koke'e State Park. The trail starts from the back of the parking lot of the Koke'e Museum.
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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: 72.0° F
Relative Humidity: 82%
Pressure: 29.94"
Dew Point: 66.2° F

Winds from the SW at 1.3 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 0:19 AM
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