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North Shore Hikes

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North Shore Hikes

Looking for some recommendations for hikes on the north shore. I’ve spent most of my time on the Kalalau trail and its closure is forcing me to branch out. Thanks!

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1. Re: North Shore Hikes

You need to branch out at Waimea Canyon.

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2. Re: North Shore Hikes

The two other popular hikes up there, the Okoleaho trail and the Wai Koa loop, remain closed due to damage from the flooding. The best way to replicate some of what you experienced on the Kalalau Trail would be the Awa'awapuhi or Nu'alolo trails up in Waimea Canyon. Both offer good views of the Napali Coast along with native flora and fauna. You could also do the Pihea / Alakai Swamp combo, which gives coast views along with a look into Hanalei Valley at the end of the trail.

Sleeping Giant in Kapaa is closer to the north shore, with views down into Kapaa and over the ocean. The Kuilau trail is Kapaa is also a possibility, although it is quite a bit less challenging than the others mentioned.

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3. Re: North Shore Hikes

Jenz99 I was told by someone who hiked the Okoleaho trail about a couple of weeks ago that it was not closed. He said the trail was fine. We were planning on this hike. Do you happen to know where I can find some good information? TIA

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The trail is fine, the road to get to it remains closed to all but local traffic. I know a few people have discarded the road closed sign and went anyway, but the surrounding fields were were badly damaged and I would respect the request to not disturb the area. It might be open by the time you visit, but I don't think there is a set timeline at this point.

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