Kuilau Trail

Trail in Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    1.90 miles

Contact Information


The trail starts on Highway 580 about 100 yards before the Keahua Forestry Arboretum. It is a very scenic route through the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve that ends at the Moalepe Trail. This trail, combined with the Moalepe Trail, is a popular equestrian route. The total length from its start to the start of the Moalepe Trail at Olohena Road is 4.25 miles.

Allowed Activities
Road Biking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching
Rules & Regulation
Stay On Trail
Dogs On Leash
Allowed Access

Additional Information

Special Conditions

No motorized vehicles allowed on trail. 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
  • Pedestrian
  • Tours


  • Bridge
  • Parking
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom
  • Shelter


  • Nature Study
  • Scenic Viewpoint
  • Stream


  • 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.

Terrain and Trail Environment

Muddy during the winter months

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