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Wai Koa Loop

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special setting and peaceful walk

The walk is 4.5 miles through a beautiful mahogany forest (86,000 trees and is the third largest in... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Fred M
San Diego, California
Interesting, fantastic find in the corner

If you have the stamina to handle a 4.5 mile or so walk, with some, but not a lot of elevation... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Everett, Washington
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The Wai Koa Loop Trail is a great safe 4.5 mile hiking trail on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. You can access this hike at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea. The hike is free but is on private property, so please stop in at Anaina Hou to...more
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5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

The Stone Dam is closed right now, which makes this a really lackluster hike compared to others on the island. Not much as far as views, although the mahogany forest is kind of cool. The trail is well maintained and fairly flat, so it would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KayleeP581
Reviewed November 14, 2018

The description I read left us thinking this would be an easy hike. It was not. We're hikers too; we'd hiked 3 miles in Waimea canyon the day before. The Wai Koa Loop was a very, very, very muddy 4.5 mile hike. Often we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Todd K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The walk is 4.5 miles through a beautiful mahogany forest (86,000 trees and is the third largest in the world). The walk has some slight elevation and the path is uneven in some spots but not very rigorous. There are good views of the mountains....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

If you have the stamina to handle a 4.5 mile or so walk, with some, but not a lot of elevation gain, this is worth your time! The estimated time to walk is 1.5 miles, but count on adding time to that for the various...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bwanderer1
Reviewed June 23, 2018

However, go in through the entrance behind Common Grounds - otherwise, the first 45 minutes or so is rows of trees after rows of trees and no breeze!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AlbqBarb
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The hike thru the “largest mahogany plantation in North America” was awe inspiring. It was forest bathing at it’s best – yes, the signs are true to watch your feet , as your neck will be so often just tiled upwards with the mighty mahoganies!!!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed May 30, 2018

An easy long walk in the nature on flat terrain. A plantation of mahogany trees and then open space, at the end of the trail a dam and a beautiful garden. A loop trail to get back to the entrance.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bruno F
Reviewed May 10, 2018

I tried to hike the trail twice on my trip, but it has been closed unfortunately.. looks great and hope to come back on another visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank evasaurusrex
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This was just as good as the pictures I’ve seen. You walk through a Mahogany forest, through some wide open spaces with views of the mountains, past some houses, then you reach heaven on Earth. It had been raining on and off during our hike...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 958KimD
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you sign the waiver online or at the gift shop prior to starting. We saw an unleashed dog dashing into neighboring yards and chasing chickens so please keep your dog on a leash. Flat easy to follow paths through a working farm/mahogany plantation....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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July 4, 2018|
Response from ogopogo333 | Reviewed this property |
I just talked to the "Anaina Hou" community folks & they figure it will be closed another few months......ogo
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Thomas D | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your inquiry regarding the Wai Koa Loop Trail and the Stone Dam. Due to the severe flooding incident in April, we anticipate that the Trail will remain closed until at least mid-June and the Dam for... More
Cher Y
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Thomas D | Property representative |
Aloha! The Wai Koa Loop Trail is rated as a moderate trail due to it's 4.5 mile length, which takes about 1.5-2 hours to complete. Most of the trail is flat and easy to navigate during dry weather, with the exception of... More