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“Beautiful trail”

Kapalua Coastal Trail
Ranked #7 of 124 things to do in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A two-mile walk along Maui's northwest coast, the trail begins and ends on a beach. In between, you'll see spactacular oceanfront and bountiful greenery on the dramatic coastline.
West Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful trail”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The KCT passes some of finest beaches one will ever see and through a nesting bird sanctuary. On our recent stay in Napili we walked the KCT every morning starting around 8am when the winds were relatively calm. It takes about 35 minutes from the Merriman's end (south) to Office Rd. which leads up to the Ritz Carlton. The scenery is magnificent including views of Molokai and great beaches.

Depending on our mood we'd then stop for coffee at the Ritz ($14 for two coffees to go) or at the Honolua Bay Store, the former quite elegant, the latter more informal with benches surrounding the store. Walking across Pineapple Hill provides a little shorter, shadier and different way to get back to the start of the trail on the south end.

The walk is about 1 hour plus time spent having coffee.... great way to start each day.

Visited August 2012
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