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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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smooth with incredible views

i didn't love that this trail was so close to so many resorts but the trail itself was breathtaking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ilovepetey
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Montreal, Canada
My Favourite Running Trail

Every year, I wonder if I will still be able to run this trail. At almost 74, I'm not as fast or as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve A
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Calgary
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  • Average2%
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“golf course” (172 reviews)
“easy hike” (69 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (134 reviews)
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Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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"golf course"
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"easy hike"
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"shipwreck beach"
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"grand hyatt"
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"great hike"
in 53 reviews
"bring water"
in 43 reviews
"dirt road"
in 32 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 15 reviews
"heritage trail"
in 33 reviews
"coastal walk"
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"horse ranch"
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"favorite hike"
in 13 reviews
"the cliff"
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"sink hole"
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"hiking shoes"
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"wear sunscreen"
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"poipu road"
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Reviewed yesterday

i didn't love that this trail was so close to so many resorts but the trail itself was breathtaking and not too hard. i walked at a steady pace but stopped to take many photos and the entire trail took me 4 hours round trip...More

Thank ilovepetey
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every year, I wonder if I will still be able to run this trail. At almost 74, I'm not as fast or as nimble but I still managed to run it a couple of times on this trip. Yesterday I ran to the head of...More

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for pics. Little tough to find but worth it. Give yourselt a good hour + for this walk. On an island known for great hikes this is def up there.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want a relatively short hike with great views, try this one. Go past the Hyatt and the road curves around, past the golf course. You'll find free public parking near Shipwreck Beach. Head east, up a hill and then follow the trail at...More

Thank CaymanCarole
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an easy 4 mile hike (round trip) with beautiful views entire route. Easy hike but sport shoes or water resistance shoes recommended. Worth a half day trip walking alone coastline; passing beautiful golf course at the end of the hike. This trail is...More

Thank TruongFamily
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a moderately easy hike; You can make it as short or long as you like. We didnt go very far, but had fun exploring the caves and cliffs at the top of the trail. This entertained me and my teemage daughter for an...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a worthwhile half day or so round trip walk along the ocean side, atop and beside some interesting and sometimes lithified dunes. Multiple heritage sites, beautiful views and some great beaches on either end.

Thank MBEUG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places on Kauai. The hard part is finding Shipwreck beach, where the parking lot is. But once you get there the hike is beautiful.

2  Thank TrainsRFun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy trail along the coast - a bit confusing as there are different paths but they all seem to meet up along the coast. Can either park by the horse ranch and head back along the coast to the Hyatt or you...More

4  Thank Ingrid S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started the trail near Shipwreck Beach by the Hyatt hotel. I saw no marker for the trail but was told that I was on it so kept walking. I ran into many intersecting trails but almost no indication of the correct way forward. It...More

1  Thank Walter241
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Denise K
20 January 2018|
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Response from GalavantingJeff | Reviewed this property |
Going east to west, park at public parking located at the end of Ainakoa St (30 spots). Or park on Poipu Rd and walk 400 meters to the beach. Going west to east, follow Poipu Rd, sign to CJM Country Stables (past Golf... More
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Cathy G
4 March 2017|
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Response from LoveToTravelBoston | Reviewed this property |
Same answer: facing the ocean, going right gives you a paved walking path that windes along the water and eventually fizzles out at the condos. Going left gives you the trail.
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janecrowley
19 February 2017|
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