Koaie Canyon Trail

Trail in Nā Pali-Kona Forest Reserve


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    2.48 miles

Contact Information


This trail starts about a half mile up the Waimea River from the bottom of Kukui Trail. It takes you on a route along the south side of Koaie Canyon, with good scenery and swimming holes. It passes from Pu'u ka Pele Forest Reserve into Nā Pali-Kona Forest Reserve.

Allowed Activities
Horseback Riding
Rules & Regulation
Stay On Trail
Dogs On Leash
Allowed Access

Additional Information

Special Conditions

DANGER: Do not access to this trail during stormy weather in the mountains due to dangers related to flash flood storm (runoff over the Waimea River crossings). There are two backpack campsites (by permit only) on this trail, Hipalau and Lonomea. No commercial use allowed for camping and hiking. 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.


  • Camping
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pedestrian


  • Campsites
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom
  • Shelter


  • Archaeology
  • Stream


  • Dangerous Cliff
  • Flash Flood
  • Hunting Area
  • Landslides

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