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All reviews easy hike shipwreck beach golf course great hike dirt road bring water a small parking lot every corner waves crashing horse stables worth the effort heritage trail ocean view beautiful area hyatt fossils coast
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This area is a great hike though you do have to be careful and not appropriate for young children. Beautiful views and amazing sandstone formations. If you are into sunrise photography, this is a great spot for that. Parking can be a challenge, though there...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank LeftymartinMiles
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Great place to take a morning or evening stroll, I would not recommend taking little kids. You can hang over the cliffs if you want or jump in. I walked there every morning for the sunrise, awesome.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Gary D
Reviewed March 1, 2018

no warning sign, unmarked, unpaved, not safe for children. View was just ok compared to the Big Sur in California.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tyrannosaur
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We walked to Shipwreck Beach from our hotel and just wanted to go up the cliff for the views. Then we started walking and walking and couldn't stop because the views were so pretty. If you're staying on the south part of the Island, I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank comingtoyourcity
Reviewed January 26, 2018

The cliffs are a wonderful place to hike and photograph. Be aware that you are walking on sand and volcanic rock throughout, so it is not easy if you are unsteady. The views up and down the coast are awesome.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank LesPicker
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We did the hike which begins at Shipwreck Beach and continues for several miles along the coastline. The terrain can be a bit uneven due to lava rocks and exposed roots so good, comfortable shoes are a must. The hike passes ancient sacred spots of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank mek99
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Beautiful peaceful walk, few people as compared to North area. Would recommend comfortable shoes for all terrains as the landscape changes quickly (sand, rock, grass)

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Smokytn98
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

For the full hike, park at Shipwreck beach and hike along the coast. You can also park CJM Country stables and see the cave first. The Makaiwahi Cave trail is marked well. It was an amazing hike with gorgeous views!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank 528jessid
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Great hike just off of Shipwreck, can be hot. The different cliff views and scenery are interesting. If willing, there are areas to hike down the cliffs to the ocean - good fun for the sure footed!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank gkloib
Reviewed July 30, 2017

At first for some reasons I was unsure about this hike, because it is flat ans seems a bit boring when I was comparing with Kalaulau trail or Nualolo... but I was in the area and had half a day to kill so I tried...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank imperialzp
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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