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Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail

Moloka'i, Hawai'i

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Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail

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  • A dirt road shrouded in mist.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • A budding fern along the trail.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • A bog along the trail.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • The Pepe'opae Bog Trailhead.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • Red calliandra.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • The Pepe'opae Bog. - Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
  • Beautiful mist-shrouded views from the Pepe'opae Bog Trail.- Kamakou Preserve + Pepe'opae Bog Trail
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Pros: 
Old-growth forest. Myriad species of Hawaiian plants. Solitude. Great views.
Cons: 
Four-wheel drive roads.
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Region:
Moloka'i, HI
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
2,644.00 ft (805.89 m)
Parking Pass: 
Sometimes
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Total Distance: 
11.20 mi (18.02 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
770.00 ft (234.70 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

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Accessible by driving up a 10-mile dirt road through central Molokai and a 2-mile hike into the Kamakou Preserve, the Pepe'opae Bog Trail is worth the visit. Maintained by The Nature Conservancy, over 200 unique indigenous Hawaiian plants are preserved here. Over a mile of tenuous, overgrown boardwalk trails showcase natural Hawaiian flora and the chance to experience a truly wondrous mountaintop bog.

The boardwalk into the bog is a metal grid strip that supports better footing and prevents foot traffic from destroying the native plants. It traverses uphill through steep and narrow pathways. It requires some skill not to lose your balance and step into the bog.

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