Shipwreck Beach Keoniloa Bay – Mahaulepu Heritage Coastal Trail
When being in Po’ipu: drive east on Poipu Road and look for the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort on the right. Just past the resort turn right onto Ainakoa Road and follow to the end and the parking entrance is on the right.
Mahaulepu Coastal Trail is a great coastal hike of easy difficulty, that takes you from the south east corner of Shipwreck Beach Keonela Bay along sand-dune cliffs, Kiawe trees, limestone formations and rocky inlets. It’s a remote and rugged sacred sanctuary, with a usually rough ocean. One way trail is 2 miles.
Awa’awa’puhi 3,2 mile (one way) moderate trail is part of the Koke’e State Park, offering sweeping views on Kauai’s Napali Coast, after taking you through rain forest and high desert like terrain.
Cliff Trail – Canyon Trail
One of the most popular family hikes, providing great views of Waimea Canyon. Most hikers only go as far as Waipo’o Falls and so did we. The trail is 2 miles one-way, moderate and just beautiful. It leads you along the canyon’s rim giving you a unique vantage point of the canyon and Koke’e Rain Forest. The cherry on top of the cake is then the Waipo’o waterfall.
Na Pali Coast Line
Queens Bath Princeville
The Queen’s Bath is one of Princeville’s favorite summertime attractions. A pleasant 10 minute hike past a waterfall leads down to a rocky landscape of lava rock. Another 5 minute trek over rocks leads to the bath. Roughly the size of a large swimming pool, the Queen’s Bath is a natural tide pool with some fish.
Be aware because during winter when wave activity is violent, it’s considered dangerous.