Can you drive to Kokee State Park?
Like Waimea, travelers commonly explore the park via car, as the main road through Koke’e cuts through the park. While here, be sure to visit the Kalalau Lookout and the Pu’u O Kila Lookout for stunning views of the Napali Cliffs.
Do I need a permit for Kokee State Park?
Entry and Parking will be good throughout both parks, you do not need to pay more than once to visit both parks. Parking and Entry for Hawaii residents is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License. *Parking vouchers are valid throughout Kokee State Park parking lots.
Are dogs allowed in Kokee?
This pet-friendly park welcomes four-legged friends of all sizes; however, there is no dedicated spot for tiny and timid pooches. They have to interact and get along with bigger dogs. Dogs have to be on a leash at all times and must be cleaned up after.
How do I get to the Cliff Trail in Kauai?
Beginners looking for a longer leisurely stroll can park at the Koke’e State Park entrance off of Koke’e Road and head out on foot from there, taking a stroll along Halemanu Road (0.8 mile dirt road) that will bring you the beginning of the Cliff Trail.
How much time do you need at Waimea Canyon?
Depending on your pace, the hike can be completed in two to three hours. Towards the end there is viewing point with fantastic scenery of the Waimea Canyon.
How long does it take to drive through Waimea Canyon?
The total distance, front and back, amounts to less than 0.5 miles and the round trip can be completed in less than an hour. To locate the trailhead, you’ll have to take a deviation along Halemanu dirt road from Highway 550 (between mile markers 14 and 15) and continue for 0.75 miles to reach the parking spot.
What does Kokee mean?
“KOKEE” means elephant, symbol of strength, sociability, leadership, and loyalty.
How long does it take to hike Kuilau Ridge trail?
1 h 54 min
Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 54 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.
How long does Nualolo trail take?
7 h 45 min
Explore this 12.60 mile, loop trail near Wainiha, Kauai. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 7 h 45 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring.
What time does Kokee Lodge close?
REGULAR HOURS 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
How do I get to the Alakai Swamp Trail?
The trail starts at a parking and turnaround area 1/4 mile north of the Na Pali Kona Forest Reserve entrance sign. This trail leads across the Alakai Swamp through scrub native rain forest and shallow bogs.
Which side of the road does Kokee start?
These trails begin on the left side of the road heading up towards Kokee and then head towards the ocean, leading to views of extravagant valleys and cliffs along Kauai’s northwestern coastline. We should also note that all of the other Kokee trails start on the right side of the road, or towards the interior of the island.
Do you need a map for the Kokee hike?
The Kokee Lodge and Museum will also have maps available, but we definitely advise you to review the map and become familiar with the area. The crisscrossing of trails and 4×4 roads can be confusing at first, but once you select your routes, it’s not too bad.
How do I get to Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park?
To visit Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Parks, drive up from the coast on Highway 50 from the town of Kekaha, which is about 3 miles past the town of Waimea. Highway signs clearly mark the turn up to the mountain parks.
Can I send my cell phone in Koke`E State Park?
Please note: Cell phones do not receive or send in Koke`e State Park. All park trails can be muddy and slippery in wet weather or after heavy rains which can be frequent in winter months. Always check with staff at Kōke’e Natural History Musuem for current trail conditions and advice.