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The Nature Trail at Koke'e State Park

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Summary
Length0.2 mi
Elev. Gain0 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeForest
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.
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Best time to go
Throughout the year

Cost
None

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Hike Featured In...
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By Pamela Wright
 
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
Partly sunny. Showers likely in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 82.9° F
Relative Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 30.08"
Dew Point: 74.1° F

Winds from the NE at 6.9 mph gusting to 9.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.12"

Sunrise: 5:57 AM
Sunset: 7:26 PM
Weather reported from Uluko, Lihue, HI (KHILIHUE5)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 56 to 67. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 64 to 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 56 to 67. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday
Partly sunny with showers likely in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:15 AM
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