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Kuilau Ridge Trail

Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Nice Hike, beautiful scenery! Not too difficult!

We did this hike early one late July morning. It had rained during the night, but the trail was not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joel C
Vacaville, CA
Beautiful Lush Green Scenery

We took a mid-afternoon hike along the Kuilau Ridge Trail after parking in the small lot right at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX
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“picnic area” (25 reviews)
“easy hike” (14 reviews)
Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did this hike early one late July morning. It had rained during the night, but the trail was not too bad. There was not a lot of steep up and down, so inexperienced hikers should be OK. Beautiful scenery!

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a mid-afternoon hike along the Kuilau Ridge Trail after parking in the small lot right at the entrance of the trailhead on Rt. 580 (Kuamoo Road). Since it had rained earlier in the day, the beginning of the trail on the forest road...More

1  Thank Susitnacafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Muddy trail, huge tree canopy, amazing views, birds ... and one heck of a nice breeze along the ridgeline!!! Go all the way to the trail end to the wooden bridge, then turn around a listen for a waterfall. Decent is steep and trecharous compared...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The trail was very muddy. Make sure to wear insect repellent. Not a steep climb but it does incline and is slippery. There is a stream at base and a waterhole down stream to swim

Thank Bankiems
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This 2.1 (one way) mile, red dirt trail is an old forest road offering hikers majestic views of both Mount Waialeale and Mount Nounou for minimum effort. There is only gradual ascension, hardly noticeable as the views propel curiosity and awe. At one point, the...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We rented bikes for a half day and rode this trail, which runs right along the Pacific Ocean. We rented 3-speed cruisers, and they worked well on this trail. The rental rate was reasonable. We stopped regularly to photograph the scenery. We rode 16 to...More

1  Thank DWbiker
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is not a very strenuous day hike, requiring two hours at most, and providing so many good elements of Kauai. All along the trail there are great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, especially the highest, Wai'ale'ale. Further up, you look out over...More

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This hike was listed as one of the top Kauai hikes, and it lived up to the rating. 45 minute drive from the Poipu resorts, in Wailua. Good for all levels. The first mile is uphill, most of it gentle, and there's a nice picnic...More

Thank sheila m
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Did this trail last trip to Kauai. Great views and not a lot of work needed for them. Would work for adults and kids alike. We hiked about a mile past the picnic tables and back to the lot, maybe 2.5 hours total with lots...More

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We only walked down a little bit of this trail to get a good picture of the Na Pali Coast below. The resulting picture is better than the one you can get from the Pu’u O Kila Lookout at the parking lot. The entrance to...More

1  Thank blackcat007
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Sharon W
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Response from Penelope C | Reviewed this property |
In my review I stated that hiking boots not necessary. I saw flip flops! I would not recommend these. Tevas okay but I wore trainers/sneakers as my opinion is that it's a trail.... You can always slip or catch your foot... More
21 March 2016|
Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
It's obvious. You will continue past Wailua Homesteads on the right toward the end of the road. At the bottom of a hill there will be 4 or 5 spaces and a "red" metal gate on the right. There is also a sign indicating the... More