Ke Ala Loa O Maui / Piʻilani Trail

Trail in Waianapanapa State Park


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    3.32 miles


Trailhead access may be restricted

Due to the closure of certain State and City Parks and other facilities in response to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic virus, access to certain trailheads may be restricted. All Nā Ala Hele Trails remain open, unless otherwise noted.

Trails that are affected: Ala Kahakai Trail, Alakai Swamp Trail, Awaawapuhi Trail, Contour Road, Haeleele Ridge Road, Kaaweiki Ridge Road, Kauhao Ridge Road,Kawaikoi Stream Trail, Ke Ala Loa O Maui/Piilani Trail, Kohua Ridge Trail, Kukui Trail, Makaha Arboretum Road, Makaha Road, Manukā Nature Trail, Milolii Ridge Road, Mohihi-Camp 10 Road, Mohihi-Waialae Trail, Nualolo Cliff Trail, Nualolo Trail, Papaalai Ridge Road, Pihea Trail, Pine Forest Drive, Polihale Ridge Road, Polipoli Trail, Poomau Canyon Vista Trail,Puna Trail, Redwood Trail.

Rugged coastal trail with barren lava, offering spectacular views of the Hana Coast and Slopes of Haleakala.

Allowed Activities
Rifle Hunting
Allowed Access

Additional Information


  • Beach Going
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pedestrian


  • Archaeology
  • Ocean Scenery
  • Open Views

Amenities & Facilities

  • Cabins
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom


Take Highway 360 about 53 miles (3 hours) east of Kahului airport. Park is at end of Waianapanapa Road. Beach park, trails, shoreline fishing heiau, restroom, picnic tables, outdoor stoves, swimming, tent camping and cabins available.

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


  • Dangerous Footing

Terrain and Trail Environments

Barren lava, ups and downs.

Special Conditions

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.

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