West Kaunala Trail (Intermediate) -- North Shore

Description: If you like to get a workout and enjoy your environment, then you will probably like this. You'll be graced with beautiful views of the North Shore all the to Kaena Point on this beginner/intermediate level hike.  Most of the hike is through a shady forest. The last quarter is on a paved road. The summit of the hike has some great views of the North Shore and Waimea bay.  After we will head into Waimea for some cheap eats!

Duration: This is about 6 miles and 2.5hours, depending on our pace. About a 600' ascent.

Dangers: Slippery rocks, stream crossings tree roots are present.  Good footwear is essential. 

Dogs: Are allowed (always on leash).

Directions: From Town take H-1 west and follow signs to NORTH SHORE. Follow Kamehaheha HWY all the way around island past Waimea bay. When you see the supermarket(on the right)turn right onto Pupukea rd. Follow 2 miles.  Parking: On the side of the road with enough space for vehicles to pass.  No parking in boy scout parking lot.

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  • Adrian

    Excellent hike and company! Bob you're awesome! Had a wonderful time ;-)

    January 4, 2014

  • Bob C

    Great Hike, excellent company. Here are the stats for this hike from my iPhone:
    West Kaunala
    Distance: 5.03 miles
    Elapsed Time: 2:22:23
    Min Altitude: 686 ft
    Max Altitude: 1,432 ft

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Bob C

    Forecast is Sunny

    January 4, 2014

  • Barbie E.

    I completely forgot! I had another engagement that I had to do! bummed out because I would have loved to do this one.

    January 3, 2014

  • Bob C

    Since it didn't rain an appreciable amount today, hopefully the trail has dried out! See you at the trailnead!

    January 3, 2014

  • Bob C

    It's probably going to be a little muddy with all the rain we've been getting lately. Hiking poles would be nice to have on this one.

    January 2, 2014

  • Lorena

    I'd love to go, but I have a class at 1 and I'm not sure I'll make it back in time. Enjoy!

    December 30, 2013

  • Barbie E.

    I didn't count my 2 kids...just my fiance. Kids have done koko head arch the first notch

    December 29, 2013

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