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Address: Maui, HI

This intermediate to advanced scenic hiking trail was built over a lava...

This intermediate to advanced scenic hiking trail was built over a lava flow that occurred in the late 1700s, making the trek somewhat rugged in certain sections.

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Very hot hike

I haven't been on this hike very recently but last time I went it was very hot. A lot of it has no shade and so be prepared with plenty of water and sun screen. If you walk across... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2015
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This hike defies ratings. It is tough, demanding, dangerous, and ends with a real payoff - a beautiful wild secluded black sand beach. Don't bother if you are physically or mentally weak, as you are taking a real risk. Out of shape don't bother,,,fit and determined people only should attempt.

1 Thank coalharborvan
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Hot. Rocky. Hot. Worth it. Taking the trail off of the coast was a dicey one due to the uneven ground, but it was a unique and worthwhile hike to the next coast where there are swings and, if you're lucky, seals! Bring water!

1 Thank Tim W
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Drive as far south as you can and park beside beach then walk as far as comfortable along lava rocks and past lovely bays. If it's windy it's a nice relief as it can be very hot. Take extra water. Highly recommended.

Thank wordlywise
Fremont, California
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334 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Four stars for the interesting trail unlike anything that you probably have been on, two stars for the difficulty, heat and wind. Overall 3 stars. I thought that it would be interesting to take a hike on this old Hawaiian ‘Highway’ that once circled Maui. The trail was very hard walking, HOT, and incredibly windy. I wore tennis shoes, which... More 

1 Thank Ono O
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45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I haven't been on this hike very recently but last time I went it was very hot. A lot of it has no shade and so be prepared with plenty of water and sun screen. If you walk across some of the lava you can see Hawaiians fishing off the cliffs. there are also old Hawaiian village ruins in the... More 

1 Thank jazz15
Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Park in the La Perouse Bay lot. You can hike about 2/3 a mile that goes through woods into the start of the miles and miles of lava fields. Anything beyond this is a multi-day hike and you need to plan accordingly.

2 Thank petrod21
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

This road was breathtaking. I live near the Smoky Mtns. and have enjoyed many beautiful drives around my area, but until I traveled down the King's Highway I had never before had my breath taken by such splendor. The road takes you along the coast, which is stunning of course, then through a bumpy road that takes you through the... More 

3 Thank BrittanyGolden

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