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Wai Koa Loop

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Dam is closed but still enjoyed

We enjoyed this peaceful, fairly easy hike. It went through some beautiful forests and then had a... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Otsego, Minnesota
via mobile
special setting and peaceful walk

The walk is 4.5 miles through a beautiful mahogany forest (86,000 trees and is the third largest in... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Fred M
San Diego, California
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The Wai Koa Loop Trail is a great safe 4.5 mile hiking trail on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. You can access this hike at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea. The hike is free but is on private property, so please stop in at Anaina Hou to...more
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5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed this peaceful, fairly easy hike. It went through some beautiful forests and then had a nice mountain view. We had heard that the dam was closed so knew what to expect but still enjoyed the hike. It was not crowded which we appreciated.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

It appears from the pictures posted here that the best part of the trail, where the dam is located, is closed. After about 15 minutes, you get the drift of what this trail is about. So we only walked part way down the trail, through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The Stone Dam is closed right now, which makes this a really lackluster hike compared to others on the island. Not much as far as views, although the mahogany forest is kind of cool. The trail is well maintained and fairly flat, so it would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

The description I read left us thinking this would be an easy hike. It was not. We're hikers too; we'd hiked 3 miles in Waimea canyon the day before. The Wai Koa Loop was a very, very, very muddy 4.5 mile hike. Often we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tommyball19
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The walk is 4.5 miles through a beautiful mahogany forest (86,000 trees and is the third largest in the world). The walk has some slight elevation and the path is uneven in some spots but not very rigorous. There are good views of the mountains....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you have the stamina to handle a 4.5 mile or so walk, with some, but not a lot of elevation gain, this is worth your time! The estimated time to walk is 1.5 miles, but count on adding time to that for the various...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bwanderer1
Reviewed 24 June 2018

However, go in through the entrance behind Common Grounds - otherwise, the first 45 minutes or so is rows of trees after rows of trees and no breeze!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AlbqBarb
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The hike thru the “largest mahogany plantation in North America” was awe inspiring. It was forest bathing at it’s best – yes, the signs are true to watch your feet , as your neck will be so often just tiled upwards with the mighty mahoganies!!!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 31 May 2018

An easy long walk in the nature on flat terrain. A plantation of mahogany trees and then open space, at the end of the trail a dam and a beautiful garden. A loop trail to get back to the entrance.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I tried to hike the trail twice on my trip, but it has been closed unfortunately.. looks great and hope to come back on another visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
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5 July 2018|
Response from ogopogo333 | Reviewed this property |
I just talked to the "Anaina Hou" community folks & they figure it will be closed another few months......ogo
12 June 2018|
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Response from JillLowry-ED | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your inquiry regarding the Wai Koa Loop Trail and the Stone Dam. Due to the severe flooding incident in April, we anticipate that the Trail will remain closed until at least mid-June and the Dam for... More
Cher Y
27 March 2018|
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Response from JillLowry-ED | Property representative |
Aloha! The Wai Koa Loop Trail is rated as a moderate trail due to it's 4.5 mile length, which takes about 1.5-2 hours to complete. Most of the trail is flat and easy to navigate during dry weather, with the exception of... More