ElevationAscent: 253' 77 m
Descent: -1,696' -517 m
High: 3,805' 1,160 m
Low: 2,219' 676 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
Popular runs nearby
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6.6 mi 10.6 km • Loop • 1,117 ft Ascent 340.5 m Ascent
Kaluapuhi Trail Loop
2.8 mi 4.6 km • Loop • 295 ft Ascent 90.06 m Ascent
Pihea to Kilohana Out and Back
8.0 mi 12.8 km • Out and Back • 1,139 ft Ascent 347.17 m Ascent
19.1 mi 30.8 km • Loop • 5,141 ft Ascent 1567.08 m Ascent
Kalalau to Hanakapia'i Beach
3.7 mi 6.0 km • Out and Back • 1,656 ft Ascent 504.74 m Ascent
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
2.1 mi 3.4 km • Point to Point • 125 ft Ascent 37.95 m Ascent
“A steep trail with mix of forest and open areas leading to an amazing vista of the Na Pali.”— Steve Jackson
Features Birding · Views · Wildlife
The first part of the trail is uphill through forest. Once you reach the top its a steady downhill the rest of the way. The forest gives you opportunities for birdwatching and you may catch a glimpse of some native Hawaiian birds. More likely, you'll here them.
Once you break out of the forest you'll be in a open and arid area. There are a multitude of colors. The further you go along the trail, the more diverse the colors. Some of the trail along the ridge is so red you might liken it to being on Mars. There are even hints of yellow.
As you make your way along the ridge towards the point, the trail becomes very narrow with steep drop-offs on either side. This is where you want to watch you step and be careful. Along these steep cliffs you may hear and see goats. They seem to be on the most impossible to reach steep cliffs.
The trail ends at a viewpoint that has a railing with a warning sign. You have views of the Na Pali. Spend some time taking it all in then head back uphill to your starting point.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: Hawaii - Department of Land and Natural Resources