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Kapalua Coastal Trail

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Address: 99 Coconut Grove Ln, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8737
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A two-mile walk along Maui's northwest coast, the trail begins and ends on...

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.

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Easy walk

A simple, easy walk along the shore. Boardwalk, paved walks, some very smooth path. Pretty scenery. Nice for kids.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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West Chester, Ohio
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West Chester, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A simple, easy walk along the shore. Boardwalk, paved walks, some very smooth path. Pretty scenery. Nice for kids.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally found this trail while driving around, glad we discovered there is public access behind some resorts. The Kapalua Coastal Trail has some of the most beautiful views of the ocean crashing against the shoreline. We were also able to see a whale or two so bring binoculars if you have them.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful winding walk gives you breathtakingl views of the shoreline, with turtles to be seen gazing nearby, to the abundant humpback whale activity in the winter months farther offshore towards the silhouette of Molokai. Most of the road is paved, but we like to wear swim gear and bring snorkels and masks to take advantage of great swimming/snorkeling areas.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike for leisure or a nice workout! I've done this walk at different times of day and enjoy the early am while it's still cool and it's quiet! It's always clean and the landscape is spectacular!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Put on your most comfortable hiking boots and get set for adventure. Be sure to bring sunglasses, your cell (in case of emergency or photos), water, binoculars, and snacks. Be sure to arrange for a ride back to your hotel. You will be fatigued unless you are 16! Many whale, animal and bird sightings. The foliage and flowers are overwhelming.... More 

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Thank donnajkahn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked up and down this trail twice the week we spent in Maui because it was right near where we stayed. A beautiful walk, and a good place to take photos of the scenery, too.

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Nanaimo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This trail was pretty much as advertised. Not a hike but a nice walk along the coast from sidewalks and manicured lawns in front of some pretty upscale condos to lava fields and some spectacular wave action. There were even some younger folks doing a little cliff diving from some of the lava cliffs, nice to watch but too much... More 

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Tama, Iowa
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Kapalua Coast Trail is a fun and beautiful place to visit. It is right on the busy west side of Maui.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great walk along Kapalua beach and the adjacent coastline. Paved, boardwalk, or compacted dirt along the whole way. Mostly flat and gentle slopes. Views are amazing.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you want a chance to see turtles while in Maui you could not find a better location. Hike to the dragons teeth, then a little further is a beach. The turtles are everywhere in the surf and near the rocks.

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