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“Beautiful ocean stroll”

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.
Britt, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful ocean stroll”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

If you want views, whale, dolphins, turtles and a little exercise visit the Kapalua Trail. I start at Kapalua Bay and walk to the Ritz-Carlton. A pleasant walk on a trail right next to the ocean. Go in the morning when the sun is not so hot. Go in the rain.....remember the rain is always warm. Enjoy!

Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
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“Stumbled upon this trail from the ritz!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful views and a pretty nice walk. It wasn't too strenuous and the volcanic rocks and scenery were worth the trip. Great for pictures.

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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Short Morning Walk for the Able-Bodied”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Beach life in Maui requires added exercise to counter relaxing around the pool and condo. For residents staying in the Kapalua area, the Coastal trail is a wonderful scenic jaunt reached from the parking lot near the Napili Kai or the trailhead at DT Fleming beach just west of Doctors on Call. It is not a long trail but offers fabulous views of surf and sand. Not a place to stop, picnic and /or swim or indeed jog, but a good ramble to wake the senses!! Oh that it were longer, but it can be combined with the walking circuits around the Kapalua Golf Course.

Visited October 2013
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Mountain View, California
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422 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Gorgeous - not for casual swimming”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is an 'off the beaten path' kind of place.
You have to work to get here - the path is very rocky and steep in places. Forget wheel chairs, canes, and if you don't have good balance, this might not be for you. But if you're up for it, it might be spectacular. If you go down the south path, to the bay, you can scale down to the ladder and get in for some serious snorkeling. You can also jump from the rocks if you're up for it.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice Views”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went for a morning walk while staying at the Ritz, the views and the hidden beach are great, but do not go with a stroller since there are stairs and there is no ramp (at least we did not see one accessible) there was quite a bit of people exercising on the trail, the beaches seemed pretty secluded but the water was beautiful, very clear and not as rough as Fleming Beach.

Visited October 2013
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