Can you hike Puu Kukui?

Can you hike Puu Kukui?

The trail goes the entire distance from the trailhead at Kaulalewelewe (the w’s are pronounced like v’s) at 2980 ft to the top of Pu’u Kukui without a single junction or side trail (that I saw). In fact, you can make the entire climb without stepping off the boardwalk unless you’re clumsy or not paying attention.

What is the hardest hike in Maui?

Kaupo Trail. The Kaupo Trail is the toughest Maui hike you can make, and it’s not for the inexperienced or the unfit. If you’re after a challenge and an adventure, then this is for you. The hike starts in Kaupo on the southern coast and takes you through the most extreme landscapes of Haleakala National Park.

How long is the Lahaina Pali Trail?

SUMMARY: This is a rugged and strenuous 5-mile trail from Maalaea to Ukumehame. This is an out-and-back hike with trailheads on either end. Both trailheads are close to sea level and the trail gains ~1600 ft.

What is the Hawaiian name for the West Maui Mountains?

A relatively modern Hawaiian name for the West Maui Mountains, “Kahālāwai” is interpreted as the House of Water, the Meeting Place of Waters, or the place where heaven and earth meet.

How long does the Kukui Trail take?

Kukui Trail

Trail Length 2.5 miles (one way)
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Difficult
Terrain None
Elevation Gain 2,240 ft

Is Pu’u Kukui a volcano?

Puʻu Kukui is a mountain peak in Hawaiʻi. It is the highest peak of Mauna Kahalawai (the West Maui Mountains)….Puʻu Kukui.

Pu’u Kukui
Mountain type Eroded shield volcano
Volcanic arc/belt Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain
Easiest route Hike

What part of Maui has the best hiking?

Top 10 Maui Hiking Trails

  • La Perouse Bay.
  • Twin Falls.
  • Kuloa Point Trail. Kuloa Point Trail.
  • Iao Valley State Park. Iao Valley State Park.
  • Waikamoi Forest Ridge Trail. Waikamoi Ridge Trail.
  • Waihee Ridge Trail. Waihee Ridge Trail.
  • Sliding Sands Trail – Keoneheehee. Keoneheehee – Sliding Sands Trail.
  • Pipiwai Trail. Pipiwai Trail.

How long is Twin Falls Hike Maui?

Twin Falls Maui Trail Description. Twin Falls is a relatively easy, straightforward 1.8-mile-long hiking trail in Maui that leads to two different waterfalls. You don’t need any special gear to hike this trail and it is doable for most people of all ages.

What does Kahalawai mean in Hawaiian?

House of Water
The Hawaiian name for the West Maui Mountains is ‘Kahalawai’ meaning House of Water. They are also known as “Hale Mahina” meaning House of the Moon, after Hina, a lunar goddess.

Who owns West Maui?

Maui Land & Pineapple Company
Established in 1988, the Puʻu Kukui Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in the State of Hawaii. Since 1994, the 8,661-acre (35.05 km2) preserve has been managed by Maui Land & Pineapple Company in participation with The Nature Conservancy and the State Natural Area Partnership.

How do I get to Kukui Trail?

Kukui Trail Guide DIRECTIONS: From the town of Waimea, drive about 9 miles up Highway 550 to the trailhead, located at the Iliau Nature Loop. From Kekaha, drive about 7 miles up the Koke’e Road, turn left on Highway 550, continue about 2 miles to the trailhead, located between mile markers 8 and 9.

What is Pu’u Kukui known for?

About Pu’u Kukui. Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawaiʻi. Extending across more than 9,000 acres from ma uka to ma kai of Mauna Kahālāwai on Mauiʻs West side, it is home to some of the rarest endangered flora and fauna in the islands. This pristine area is a vital water source for Mauiʻs…

What is it like to climb Pu’u Kukui?

The foremost challenge on any clandestine climb to Pu’u Kukui or anyplace else deep in the heart of the West Maui Mountains is the formidable brush (yeah, jungle) combined with the high probability you’ll either run into cliffs or a knife edge traverse. There are rumored to be “trails” transecting the range but that’s as far as that goes: a rumor.

How big is the boardwalk at nakalalua?

At about halfway (in the segment known as Nakalalua) the boardwalk transitions from being three planks wide to two planks wide, which just means you have to concentrate on your steps more. Oh, and the riser of each step (each and every one of them!) is about an inch higher than your standard step.

Is Pu’u Kukui the wettest place on Earth?

There are some who argue that Pu’u Kukui is the wettest place on Earth, even wetter than Waialeale on Kauai. The annual rainfall for the last 50+ years can be viewed here where there is a link to Waialeale. The links there show that Waialeale has had a higher average over that 50 years.