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Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

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Address: Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Great views and a great walk

We spent 2.5 hours exploring this trail from the Grand Hyatt to the Caves. The trail is a good strong walk vs. a hike. There is some change in the terrain from sand to jagged... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David T
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2.5 hours exploring this trail from the Grand Hyatt to the Caves. The trail is a good strong walk vs. a hike. There is some change in the terrain from sand to jagged rocks to a stroll on a grass path along the golf course. Great views and you'll have a lot of people to chat with along... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice easy hike along the cliff side. It can be a bit windy, but the views are really nice. We started at the beach and walked along the cliff towards the golf course. Worthwhile for a quick hike. You can also watch people jumping off the cliff!

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely some of the best beach walking ever! Right along the beach but do not have to deal with the sand. Paved for easy access... talked to some great people along the way! Will be back for sure!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here later than ideal. Very hot at midday!. Easy walk along picturesque shore along cliff side. ok for children if kept away from edge. Sandy, and has drop off ledges. View is amazing. Did not have problems with bugs as I have noticed others mention bring spray?? Don't venture out without water tho. You can walk as... More 

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California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the advice of some tripadvisor reviewers and started this "hike" at sunrise.....it was beautiful and peaceful! We saw whales and sea turtles in the distance as we walked along the trail. I would not consider this a hike, but more of a nice long walk. It was not strenuous or difficult, but I a would recommend wearing shoes... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enter the driveway between the Grand Hyatt and golf course, drive to end and park your car. To hike the trail we entered from the beach which means you will have some climbing to do and precarious cliffs/edges to navigate but it's along the ocean and thus beautiful. For an easier walk, enter/exit from the parking lot at the end.... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy trail along the coast line. Loved the chair on the cliff and view! Take water, suntan lotion and bug spray.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been running along this trail, since before the Hyatt was built. It is hands down my favourite running trail anywhere. We run from the Marriott Waiohai generally following the ocean, past the Hyatt, then along the cliffs, the golf course and the horse ranch until Maha'ulepo beach comes into view. I'm not as nimble as I once was... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourico Vacations book this tour for us. We visit the trail and learned the history behind the this story.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of sunrise and surf. Trail is not well marked, and there are a maze of paths from shipwreck beach leading down the coast, but you can't get lost as you are wedged between the ocean and the golf course. Saw only one of the supposed many historical markers, as it was hardly readable, so not even sure what... More 

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