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Koloa Heritage Trail

Koloa, Kauai, HI
808 742 7444
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Ranked #4 of 6 attractions in Koloa
Type: Hiking Trails, Historic Walking Areas
Description: A 10-mile hiking and biking trail on Kaua'i's south shore.
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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My son and I walked part of this trail from the Grand Hyatt to the west, from Shipwreck Beach heading towards Poipu Beach Park. We didn't make it all the way but enjoyed the views along the length that we went. The lava rocks are beautiful in contrast to the ocean. Definitely worth exploring farther. We also inadvertently traveled parts... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We did the trail twice from the Hyatt where we stayed. We went 4 miles out the second time to a point that just takes your breath away with its beauty. We wanted to keep going and the next time we come back, we will plan an all day adventure. The views are just spectacular.

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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After spending time at Poipu Beach, we decided to follow the signs to "Old Koloa" Town. Its a nice trip back in history. One find was a super hamburger for under $2. You have to walk down to the end of the storefronts and around the corner, but the food was wonderful and priced way below Hawaii standards. Plenty of... More

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Victoria British Columbia Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I picked up the brochure for this. It has the map and explanatory notes on the back. I walked part of the trail down by Shipwreck Beach and cycled on the old cane road from Koloa to Poipu. If you have any sense of adventure or interest in the Hawaiian culture and history, don't miss this. It doesn't cost a... More

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Boulder, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We did this trail almost every single day. Easy to walk along the ocean and gets you to all the main resort areas and if you keep walking you can go to Poipu beach. We really enjoyed seeing rainbows along this trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you don't want to do a long walk. Walk the hapa trail from Poipu to koala town. Stop for lunch and walk past library to new bypass road then down hill to kukuiula shopping center for a shave ice or ice cream, then back to Poiou Beach. Takes about 4 hours. See beautiful mountains, old Hawaiian irrigation system, goats,... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I personally could not do this walk. I tried it from Spouting Horn and again from Moir Gardens, but was not able to do it since I just did not enjoy walking on the side of the road with no sidewalks and only seeing houses for a long length of time when the sun is so hot. It's probably okay... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Nice walk if you are looking for some exercise. You do have to be careful in some areas, face traffic as road is narrow. Good bird watching along the way also.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This hike was recommended to us by our hotel and I wish I could tell everyone to take it. It was beautiful with stunning views of the ocean. The trail is basically unmarked foot paths that seem to go in all different directions but all pretty much get you to the same place....Mahaulepu Beach. It think it is a five... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It's free, fairly easy to follow (though the route sometimes ends inexplicably - signs will follow explaining the many landslides), and worth an afternoon. You pass ancient sacrificial grounds, some red rock cliffsides, some great rocky shores, and limestone crags.

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