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Kuilau Ridge Trail

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Address: Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746

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Go early in the morning!

Go early in the morning for the stillness and the birdsong. Pack a snack or lunch to eat at the top and enjoy panoramic views at the top. A great hike even for a granny with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early in the morning for the stillness and the birdsong. Pack a snack or lunch to eat at the top and enjoy panoramic views at the top. A great hike even for a granny with bionic knees.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best short hikes on the island. The views from the ridge are great, the vegetation luxurious, and the other hikers very friendly. Lost my wallet here and an unidentified good Samaritan returned it to our hotel.

Thank p_hamidi
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike, with amazing views of the interior mountains, the ocean and parts of Kapaa. About 3 miles round trip from the beginning to the bridge, where that hikes ends and the Moalepe begins. Well worth it!

Thank Charlotte G
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To get here simply get on Kau'moo Road and drive it until it is gets more and more narrow and there will be a small parking lot for about four cars on the right. There IS a sign there for the trail. I like this trail because a) the views are incredible, b) the trail is pretty well maintained (no... More 

Thank RamblingRoses
Show Low, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lush jungle atmosphere. Pretty easy hike with gorgeous views. Roughly 2 miles each was. I would definitely recommend.

Thank mrst44
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk took us about 2 hours. It's about 4.5 miles. Pleasant walk through the forest, gradually going uphill. We did carry on past the picnic area and over the bridge. There's an interesting forest of paper bark trees to go through. Wonderful tree ferns and some very pretty, although invasive, tulip trees. Great views down the valleys. Lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little hike with great upland views of Kauai. The trailhead had a little parking. They are working on upgrading a couple more parking lots just a little further up the road. They are also putting in a new bridge there which will replace the cool drive through river crossing. This trail ends at a nice picnic... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is very easy, just a slow steady incline and really makes you feel like you're in a tropical rain forest. It had been raining recently so there were some muddy spots, but not too bad. Some really nice views along the way.

Thank mkhawryliw
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thirty minutes from trail head to picnic area; worth going another 10-15 minutes for additional views. Gradual incline; stop along the trail frequently to take in the view. Yes, can be muddy; better to go if it hasn't been raining for a few days. Limited parking; go early in the day. Just past the hike the road is closed as... More 

Thank GlennDetrick
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning walk. We walked to the end of the Moalepe Trail and back ( maybe 9 miles total). The first part before the bridge has amazing views, the second part is easier walking and gentler scenery but still beautiful. The whole walk is outstandingly muddy. Take poles, and walking boots. Me and my husband had trail shoes which were hopeless... More 

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