|Views of the foliage and mountains along the trail|
Directions: To reach the trailhead take Highway 580 (Kuamo’o Road) from Wailua for 7 miles until you reach Keahua Arboretum. There is a spillway across the road and parking for the Arboretum. The trail starts about 100 yards before the Arboretum.
|Looking down at a waterfall below|
Views of lush mountainsides and scenery back to the ocean in some locations. Views of mountain range when not cloudy or foggy.
After picnic area, trail continues past a small waterfall. There is at least one switchback that goes up and the trail ends at a footbridge going over a small creek. From that point, it joins the Moalepe Trail and goes down, continuing for another 2 miles, stopping at a State park.
It was a Sunday and hunting season while we were hiking. We came across several men and boys, most likely a family. They had several dogs with them and had just gotten on the trail from a deep valley coming up through the deep brush. One man was carrying a 100 pound wild boar that he had just shot. The man was willing to speak to us and allowed us to take his picture with the boar on his back, carrying it like it was a back pack. This was certainly a highlight of the hike.
This trail was a good diversion for a two hour hike that was easily accessible from our stay at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue.