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All reviews shipwreck beach golf course easy hike great hike dirt road bring water a small parking lot every corner waves crashing horse stables worth the effort gorgeous views heritage trail ocean view beautiful area hyatt fossils
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will see these cliffs if you take the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail from Shipwreck beach. We didn't go down to sea level but that's where the fossils are supposed to be. Either way, the scenery is stunning and we saw humpback whales breaching offshore.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Park at Shipwreck, numerous trails all leading to same place. We took the trail closest to the ocean and was rewarded with at least 30 whales playing in the water. Luckily we had binoculars. Cliffs are amazing!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

We really enjoy this hike-you can go a long way or turn around at any point. There are quite a few exposed areas so it can get really hot. But if you go a long way, past the walk along the golf course, you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank dil345
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This is a relatively easy hike right off the beach, and you're on the cliffs right away so you don't have to hike the full trail. Very unique landscape... highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EvasWorld
Reviewed January 10, 2019

A nice area to explore and great location to watch the sunrise. Multiple trails, but some area are a bit steep. Wear good shoes for climbing.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank micbarbz
Reviewed December 21, 2018

A nice hike that gets treacherous the farther in you go. The lithified cliffs are sand and slowly being eroded by wind, water, and people walking on them. If you are interested in geology and erosion it is a terrific place to observe these taking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Ron W
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I pick Hawaii as a vacation spot for it's tropical beauty and this destination did not disappoint! It's a 2 mile hike in an undeveloped part of Poipu. I'm 60 years old and had no problem walking up to the cliffs. The trails were in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank robertgH3359RG
Reviewed November 11, 2018

the singing blowhole was really memorable... the movement of water driven air thru the nearby blowhole generates a horn-like sound. Very interesting! Worth a detour for sure!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Would recommend this to anyone who wants to see the ocean from a different viewpoint. You are above, looking down at the waves crashing on the rugged shoreline. We started early - 7:30 AM . Got as far as the stables and turned around. Loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank thomastravels2
Reviewed October 31, 2018

There are some good trails here that give you some great views along the shoreline. The rock formations are always one of my favorite parts of any of the islands and these were spectacular with plenty of turtles and harp seals to keep me entertained!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank davestolz
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April 24, 2018|
Response from mek99 | Reviewed this property |
The trail head begins at Shipwreck Beach. You can go into the caves but that is a special tour which I believe has a fee associated with it.
January 11, 2018|
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Response from photohike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. It is more an area to explore than a linear path. You could go as long or short as they are up for but there are rocks to climb, and inlets with sleeping seals. Like everything with younger kids, it’s not... More