Trail in Ku'ia Natural Area Reserve
Trail Access Allowed through State Parks
Access to these trails are allowed through Kokee and Waimea Canyon State Parks. All other trails, lookouts, and park areas closed. (NOTE: Vehicle Access is not allowed beyond Kalalau Lookout. Hikers must walk the park road beyond that point to access Pihea trailhead.)
The trail starts near the Kōkeʻe State Park Headquarters. This trail goes through the Kuia Natural Area Reserve before reaching the Nā Pali-Kona Forest Reserve. The trail ends at 2,234 ft. elevation at a U.S.G.S. survey marker titled "Lolo No. 2". This trail is used mostly as an access route for hunters but also serves as an alternate route to the cross over Nualolo Cliff Trail to Awaʻawapuhi Trail.
Rules & Regulation
Do not venture beyond the safety railings at the end of the trail! Footing is extremely unstable, and the drop to the valley floor below is over 2,000 feet. Equestrian use by hunters 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.
- Nature Study
- Dangerous Cliff
- Hunting Area
Simple Trail Tips
- Stay on the trail.
- Check the weather
- Watch the time
- Avoid undue risk
- Read all posted signs
- Respect other trail users
- Pack out at least what you pack in
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.