The Awaʻawapuhi Trail (3.2 miles one way) is arguably the best in Kokeʻe, and a little easier than it's nearby counterpart, the equally spectacular Nuʻalolo Trail. The trail offers unforgettable vistas of 2000ft cliffs rising above the Na Pali Coast.
The trail requires a good amount of endurance, but is less steep and technical, making it a better fit for families than the other iconic trail. Because it's more accessible, the Awaʻawapuhi Trail sees more people, and there are some steep steps where you might find yourself hugging a tree. At the trail's end you’ll arrive at a breathtaking view of the cliffs below Awaʻawapuhi Lookout.
The Nuʻalolo Cliffs Trail (2.1 miles) once connected the Nuʻalolo and Awaʻawapuhi Trails, but has been washed out and is no longer passable. Do not try to connect the two…you might get hurt real bad.
The trailhead for the Nuʻalolo Trail is just south of the Kokeʻe Museum. The Awaʻawapuhi Trail begins off Kokeʻe Rd, about 1.5 miles uphill past the museum.