Pihea to Kilohana Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 1,139' 347 m
Descent: -1,140' -347 m
High: 4,162' 1,269 m
Low: 3,701' 1,128 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)
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“Follow this trail from the crest of the Kalalau valley through the Alakai Swamp to Kilohana Lookout”— Steve Jackson
Once you reach the Pihea lookout, the trail moves away from the rim. Keep an eye out, because it's along this section to the intersection of the Alakai Swamp Trail that you'll have an opportunity to view some endangered Hawaiian birds.
After reaching the trail intersection, head towards the Kilohana lookout and make your way through the Alakai swamp. There will be boardwalk during sections of this trail.
Upon reaching the Kilohana viewpoint, you are presented with a view of Hanalei bay and the surrounding area. If its foggy, wait. The fog comes and goes so you may still see the view.
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