Hiking the Beautiful Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail in Kauai

Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

Beautiful Views in Kauai – Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

  • We really enjoyed the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail in Kauai located in the Poipu area.  This trail was very easy in regards to difficulty, but provided some absolutely stunning ocean and cliff views throughout the entire hike. You’ll pass many amazing outlooks, tide pools along rocky terrain,  a golf course, a cave and ultimately end a fairly quiet beach (so be sure to bring gear to relax at the end).
  • You can access the trail right from Shipwreck Beach (where the Grand Hyatt Resort is located). Park at the Shipwrecks Beach parking area and walk along the beach towards the cliff. There is a path up the cliff and here is where you can begin your journey!

Useful Tips For Hiking the Trail

  • Difficulty – Easy (several paths to take, but all lead to same ending)
  • Kid Friendly – Yes (ages 5+)
  • Length – 4 Miles Roundtrip
  • Terrain – Mix of sand, flat ground and rocky areas that require minimum climbing
  • Sun Coverage – Exposed most of the trail, recommend early morning start to view sunrise
  • Water – No water stops along the trail, so bring plenty of fluids
  • Parking- Park at Shipwreck Beach’s parking lot and follow the left side of the beach towards to cliff and you’ll eventually see the trail into the cliff
 

Here Are Some of Pictures Along the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

 
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Breathtaking Cliff Views on the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
 
More Amazing Views Along the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
More Amazing Views Along the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
 
Spectacular Ocean View on the Sandy Part of the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Spectacular Ocean View on the Sandy Part of the Trail
 
Beautiful Scenery Along The Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Beautiful Scenery Along The Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
Searching the Tide Pools on Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Searching the Tide Pools on Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
   
Searching the Tide Pools on Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Searching the Tide Pools on Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
   
Sea Cucumber in the Tide Pools
Sea Cucumber in the Tide Pools
   
Panoramic View Along the Maha’ulepu Trail
Panoramic View Along the Maha’ulepu Trail
 
 
Poipu Bay Golf Course Along the Maha’ulepu Trail
Poipu Bay Golf Course Along the Maha’ulepu Trail
 
Stretch of Beach Along Maha’ulepu Trail
Stretch of Beach Along Maha’ulepu Trail
  If you are looking for an easier, but still amazing hike then we certainly recommend the Maha’ulepu Trail!   Have you hiked this trail in Kauai?  Or what other easier hikes would recommend while there?  We’ve love to hear from you in the comments section.      

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Comments

February 5, 2018
This hike looks dreamy! I absolutely like it! The sea shore looks fab and I totally envy your weather.
dshorter
February 7, 2018
Thanks Lyosha! It was a stunning hike!
February 5, 2018
This is heavenly! I know you marked it as easy but it's probably going to be a difficult one for someone like me who doesn't hike. Oh, and I honestly thought that sea cucumber was something else hahaha!
dshorter
February 7, 2018
Haha. We thought the same at first with the sea cucumber! Glad that you enjoyed the post!
February 5, 2018
Looks like a great hike, the views look amazing, I can not wait for warmer weather when we can get out a bit more and enjoy it more
Kaitlyn
February 5, 2018
So beautiful! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Yet another place to add to my travel bucket list!
February 5, 2018
I've heard about the amazing hiking in Kauai! I've been wanting to do the longer hike (I forget the name) where you camp on the beach for a few nights! It's good to know there are shorter hikes in the area too.
February 6, 2018
This looks totally amazing!!! Wish I could go
February 6, 2018
For someone who doesn't hike ever this looks a little too stressful for me, hahaha but yes This site is definitely on my bucket list.
February 6, 2018
Your photos are amazing! this looks fab and a real wow experience - I would love to do this x
February 6, 2018
This kind of places suspended in between air, sea and and look like a magic!
February 6, 2018
This looks serene. I love going on hike trips. Can't wait for Summer to be on mountains. Sun protection and water is a must.
February 6, 2018
Lovely photos. The trail looks very beautiful. I would love to see explore it.
February 6, 2018
I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never been hiking! Yeah, I know. ..but really with amazing views like this, I would not mind trekking and hiking haha
February 7, 2018
Well this looks a fantastic place to explore. I like that you've detailed the type of walk and difficulty for the kids
February 7, 2018
OMG That's just breathtaking! I've never been there but now I want to be there! I'm not very good at hiking so hopefully this won't be too hard for me :D
February 12, 2018
Looks pretty cool #bucketlisted is it expensive out there?

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