Powerline Trail

Trail in Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    10.35 miles

Contact Information


The trail starts at Kapaka Street, up the road from Princeville Stables. It follows a 13 mile electric transmission line maintenance route along the eastern edge of Halelea Forest Reserve, ending near the Keahua Forestry Arboretum in Līhu'e-Kōloa Forest Reserve. This is a dry-weather, all day hike. It is not for motor vehicle travel beyond the paved road. Note: Access from the southern end is possible from the Keahua Forestry Arboretum. The trail system is NOT maintained.

Allowed Activities
Road Biking
Horseback Riding
Motorcycle Riding
Mountain Biking
Rules & Regulation
Stay On Trail
Dogs On Leash
Allowed Access

Additional Information

Special Conditions

Steep, eroded, slippery at saddle. Commercial use by permit only. Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk. Downloadable resources are provided below.


  • Bicycle
  • Equestrian
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Motorcycle
  • Pedestrian


  • Nature Study
  • Scenic Viewpoint


  • Hunting Area

Mountain Bikers

Always yield to hikers. Do not slide around corners or slide down the trail. Careless mountain biking damages the trail and causes erosion. If accidents are reported or damage to the trail is extreme, the trail may be closed to mountain bikers. This trail is not an easy mountain bike trail.

Dog Owners

Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.

Simple Trail Tips

  1. Stay on the trail. 
  2. Check the weather 
  3. Watch the time 
  4. Avoid undue risk 
  5. Read all posted signs 
  6. Respect other trail users 
  7. Pack out at least what you pack in