Pihea Trail & Alakai Swamp Trail from Puu o Kila to Kilohana Lookout

We finally did it! These trails are only possible to hike when the weather is dry because after a rain they can be covered in very slippery clay.

The Pihea Trail starts at the parking lot at the Puu o Kila Lookout and from the first 1/2 miles of the trail you can enjoy beautiful views of the Kalalau Valley. Before the boardwalk starts after the junction to Pihea Vista the trail is quit tough with deeply eroded humps you have to climb up and down. After this, the trail is much more easy with the wooden boardwalk and you can enjoy the incredible views of the forest and later the swamp.

All along the trail you find native plants including a huge variety of ferns and a lot of the red-flowered ohia lehua trees and shrubs.

At the end of the Swamp Trail at the Kilohana Lookout you can enjoy beautiful views of the Hanalei Bay and the green mountain cliffs around the valley.

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At the start of the trail

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Bumpy trail in the beginning

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Boardwalk

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Swamp

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Ohia flower

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Ferns

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Crazy moss

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Liam and me at the end of the trail

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Views from Kilohana Lookout

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