Ka'Awaloa Trail

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williwanna
Boston, MA104 bidrag
apr. 2022
It is ranked as a hard trail, which I don't think so. You do need a pair of sneaker to complete the trail. You first hike 2 miles, and you will see a beautiful coastal line, then you will reach a monument, you can snorkel there, and there are TONs of fish there. I love this site, because when you go little bit into the ocean, you see a giant dip of the depth. You see all kinds of big fishes and the water changes color from light blue to deep deep blue.
Skrevet 17. april 2022
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wellyhelly
Thousand Oaks, CA46 bidrag
mar. 2022 • Familie
We hiked with our grandkids (6 to 10) and their parents. Descending was difficult in parts due to the rocky nature of the trail, not for anyone but me (late 60s and need to work on my core strength). The ascent is hard, but I took my time, and got there in the end, while the rest of my group hopped up like mountain goats. As all the others who post on this trail stress, you must have adequate water, and must rest when you need to (if you need to!)

From the heights we could see pods of dolphins quite easily, but sadly the whales have mostly moved on. We didn’t see any wild pigs, but their rooting had dug up large sections of the trail in the tree covered areas. Lots of goats and their kids kept the grandkids enthralled. And there were chooks (Kiwi for chickens) especially in the morning.

Some of our party snorkeled. We were grateful for the unofficial guardians from the kayaking companies, who advised on the safe way to enter and exit the water, as well as how to best protect the coral. The whole area used to be home to > 6,000 persons, so it is important to respect the land and tread gently. I hope that in the future the site can be restored to highlight the long Polynesian history in this area.
Skrevet 31. mars 2022
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RainSeattleMom
Issaquah, WA469 bidrag
apr. 2021
We showed up just after 8am, and was about the fifth car at the top so had no problem. The hike down was amazing - most of it was shaded at that hour. When we got to the water there was one kayak company there and just a few other people. The water was the most clear snorkeling we experienced on the island. The ladders to get in and out at the monument seemed to be owned by the kayak companies so there might not be one there if you go too early. They told me not to walk up on the rocks due to urchins so I used their ladder. It was lovely! My daughter wished there was a patch of sand as she didn't like sitting on the lava rocks for a break. Protect your picnics - there was a mongoose stealing sandwiches and granola bars! Also, by the time I got out of the water for a break (maybe 9:45ish) there were tons of kayaks and tour boats there! It all happened while I was obliviously snorkeling! But it didn't bother us too much. I recommend going as early as you reasonably can though.

Now for the HIKE UP... The bottom part was OK and there were small trees planted in intervals for shade breaks going up (later may cast the shade off the trail - it was only around noon); however as a family who doesn't drink much water while hiking, we could have used a lot more of it! My husband wasn't hydrated before the hike and seemed to suffer some heat exhaustion. My daughter and I were pretty OK although hot. However, if you have any problems with hiking inclines (like exercise asthma) then you might have breathing issues hiking two miles up hill. I had a very tough time of it, and completely overdid it! It was the hardest hike I've done. The incline isn't super steep - I just can't hike that long up hill in the heat. I'm so glad we did it - my teenage daughter could have ran it, as others were doing. But my middle aged husband and I had a tough time!
Skrevet 19. april 2021
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Jessica G
1 bidrag
aug. 2020 • Familie
The hike itself isn’t that bad. But due to the scalding sun and pungent humidity the way back up was the worst thing i’ve done in my life. Ran out of water and I thought i was going to die. At one point I stopped and thought maybe i will stay here until the helicopters can come and save me. I finished and will never do it again. If i wanted to punish someone I will make them do this hike. Be warned. The views were dank at the bottom though very beautiful.
Skrevet 21. desember 2020
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Michael F
Toronto, Canada448 bidrag
feb. 2020 • Par
It is not easy getting down this 3.8 mile hike with 1400 ft in elevation change due to tough footing. But it is very challenging getting back up. Definitely do it before dark. There is no water on the route either. Swimming at the end is wonderful.

If you are in very good shape with very good shoes, water, sunscreen and a great hat it is worth it walking beside lava flows and ending up at the marker where captain cook was killed.

Just off the intersection of 11 and the mamalahoa highway on the south side, leading into cook point in kealakekya bay. Park on the road and just down the road about 50 yards you see the sign warning you.
Skrevet 2. februar 2020
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Boof360
Seattle, WA16 bidrag
des. 2019
We hiked this trail down to the Captain Cook monument to do some snorkeling. I'm from Washington state and have done a lot of hiking in my life. This hike wasn't too bad. It's a little bit overgrown in places, but not the end of the world. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring at least 1-2 liters of water, depending on how long you stay at the monument. I noticed that several reviewers have said that the hike is super steep. From my experience, the hike actually isn't that steep, but it does get very hot in the afternoon and much of the trail is exposed with not a lot of shade. So it feels more difficult due to the heat. Bring plenty of water and take breaks in the shade when you can. The snorkeling at the monument is great.
Skrevet 27. desember 2019
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3 783 bidrag
des. 2019 • Par
The hike to the Captain Cook monument is not for the faint hearted. It is between 45min to 75 min walk down and then around 1.5 times longer on the way back, as it is relatively steep terrain to traverse. A local had informed me before I went that there had been 10 helicopter rescues last summer for people who couldn't make it the whole way. There are 8 section markers along the way that was using as a guide to how long to go and it was roughly 7-10 min between each. The toughest part of the hike is over a lava field, from marker 5 onwards, that has little to no protection from the sun, so be sure to cover up and bring plenty of fluids. It is ultimately a rewarding hike as the Kealakekua Bay is one of the best snorkelling spots on the island.
Skrevet 8. desember 2019
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Jess_n_Chris
Mount Royal, NJ45 bidrag
mai 2019 • Par
Loved this hike. Much easier going down than coming up because it’s a consistent incline the whole way. Take breaks and bring water! The payoff is at the bottom where you can swim and snorkel. There is a ton of activity in these waters. We saw some beautiful fish, eels, etc. while snorkeling. I would take this hike again in a heartbeat.
Skrevet 5. mai 2019
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reller221
Los Angeles, CA49 bidrag
feb. 2019 • Par
We really enjoyed our hike to Captain Cook & will definitely undertake it again. Next time, I'll definitely try to leave earlier in the morning.
1. The birds chirping during the hike is really pleasant
2. The morning cloud cover makes the hike a bit more comfortable
3. The boats arrive late morning through afternoon & this place gets mobbed with not-so-experienced snorkelers.

In terms of the hike - the first 1/2 is a little deceptively easy. It's all uphill on the way back. The portion closest to the water is lava & very exposed, but the beginning of the hike has some welcome cover and some good places to rest on your way back up. Unless you regularly hike in flip flops, you should put on some decent shoes be ready for a leg buster. If you're in shape and/or a semi-experienced hiker, this trail is a great way to access some of the island's best snorkeling. If you're neither of those things, I would probably encourage you to take one of the boat tours. At the very least, maybe don't bring all your beach gear? You'll probably not be thrilled to carry everything back up the hill.
Snorkeling - We had calm waters and great visibility. Coral wasn't too impressive, but there's a great mix of tropical fish.
Skrevet 27. februar 2019
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Phil
2 bidrag
feb. 2019 • Alene
Hi, I've been running down and back up the trail with my dog Tika for over 10 years now. I also help weed-whack it during wet season to keep it accessible. There's much mana and history down Ka'awaloa, powerful chiefs, kupuna, Cook and the whalers. Please if you see 'opala (trash), help by picking it up. When you're in the water please don't stand on the reef, so sad it's nearly gone but even a misplaced foot can kill microscopic keiki coral. Same goes for sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and nano zinc.
If you're lucky enough to meet Tika then give her a good rub, she'll love you for it. Hope you all enjoy the hike, see you on da trail! Aloha.
Skrevet 7. februar 2019
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