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Wai'anapanapa Coastal Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Summary
Length6 mi
Elev. Gain200 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeBeach
Discover coastal cliffs, blowholes, lava fields and ancient temples in this coastal trail situated in the north of Hana. This trail was specially made by a Maui chief, King Pi'ilani in the 14th century.

You begin the trail from the edge of the parking lot and head southeast. As you start the hike, you will pass an ancient Hawaiian Honokalani Cemetery and enter into an orchard of Hala trees. Pass the forest and come out on a land that evades the coast. The trail then crosses a deep sink hole which you can peep into to look for foamy waves. Descend through a small inlet creased with black-sand beach. You will find lava creased caves and black rock sea heaps nearby. Follow the black sand and lava rock trail embracing the rim of the beach and after crossing a little more than half mile, you will reach an open heap. Look for the Hamoa Valley to your right.

Now the trail makes you climb a little cliff and reach a flat ridge. Descend the ridge and cross the lava fields and keep on going till at 3 miles you reach a rock-spread beach. From here you can hike back or follow the dirt road before the country houses to the main highway leading to Hana.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
Year-round

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 47.225' N
156° 0.071' W

Driving Directions:
You need to take Hwy.360 and drive past the mile marker 32. At the Waianapanapa State Park sign, take left and come to the end of the road where you will find the trail head near the parking lot.
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Weather Report for Hana, HI
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 55 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 89.4° F
Relative Humidity: 51%
Pressure: 29.98"
Dew Point: 69.4° F

Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 6:47 PM
Weather reported from Akeu Place, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI26)
Forecast
Thursday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 82 at the shore to around 69 at 5000 feet. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 72 at the shore to around 56 at 5000 feet. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 65 to 87. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 51 to 73. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:43 PM
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