Hauʻula Loop Trail

Hiking in Hauʻula

The tranquil Hauʻula Loop Trail is a 2.5-mile loop (1½ hours) that clambers through Waipilopilo Gulch onto a ridge over Kaipapaʻu Valley. The trail forks off to the right immediately after the road enters the forest reserve, and then rises quickly through a native forest of ohia and hala (screwpine) trees.

The signposted trailhead appears on Maʻakua Rd, just beyond a sharp bend in Hauʻula Homestead Rd above the Kamehameha Hwy, north of Hauʻula Beach Park. Trailhead parking is unsafe due to vehicle break-ins, so leave your car by the beach and instead walk up 0.25 miles from the highway to the trailhead.