This very strenuous, roughly 3-mile trek begins at Puʻu o Kila Lookout . A mere 1 mile in and you’ll see the Pihea Lookout . Past the...
Kokeʻe State Park
Sprawling Koke'e State Park is the starting point for almost 50 miles of outstanding hiking trails. Here, you'll see terrain unlike that...
Another trail off Halemanu Rd, which starts further down the road than the Cliff and Canyon Trails, is the Halemanu–Kokeʻe Trail . An...
While managing some rustic charm, this restaurant’s strong point is mostly convenience. Still, convenience goes a long way in Kokeʻe,...
Kokeʻe Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The Kokeʻe Natural History Museum showcases detailed topographical maps of the area and local historical photographs. They also have diagrams, botanical sketches of native plants and taxidermic representations of some native and invasive wildlife found in Kokeʻe. The museum also has a tribute to the late photographer and educator David Boynton, who died in 2007 when he was hiking along a cliff trail to one of his most cherished spots on the Na Pali coastline. Boynton was also a guidebook contributor for Lonely Planet.
The museum has a brochure for the short nature trail out back. It offers interpretive information corresponding to the trail’s numbered plants and trees, including many native species. During summer weekends, trained volunteers lead Wonder Walks (June to September, nominal donation), guided hikes on various trails at Waimea Canyon and Kokeʻe State Parks. Ask about schedules and reservations.