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On the beautiful island of Kauai, you'll find the famous Awa'awapuhi Trail, which leads to a spectacular overlook of the Pacific Ocean from the top of a mountain ridge.
Located in Koke'e State Park, Awa'awapuhi is generally considered to be a moderate trail compared to others on the Hawaiian islands, but Hawaii is known for its challenging hiking trails.
This stunning hike covers 5.8 miles round trip and climbs a total of ~1,800 vertical feet, meaning that even if many people hike this trail, it's still no joke! The trail itself is rooty and rocky, and thanks to the frequent rains, the dirt is often muddy and slick.
You'll need to watch your footing carefully, especially immediately after a rain.
However, if you persist, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas, dramatic cliffs, and the solitude of the deep, dark rainforest.
Awa'awapuhi is a true gem! Sources: https://www.hawaii-guide.com/kauai/hiking-trails/awaawapuhi_trail https://travelhawaiiwithus.com/awaawapuhi-trail-kauai-hike/ https://www.kauai.com/awaawapuhi-trail https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/hiking/kauai/awaawapuhi-trail/