Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
43.00 ft (13.11 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.14 mi (1.83 km)
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The Koloa Heritage trail is a 10-mile path existing mostly along the shoreline between Spouting Horn Park and Makawihe Dunes just east of Shipwreck's Beach. The trail spends a lot of time on the road and some of the time on paths. This adventure guide details the short 0.6-mile section between Pe'e Road Keonloea Bay Trailhead (1.2 miles total). This is a short, but very scenic section of trail. A photographer could easily spend hours here shooting sunrise and sunset. Birdwatchers can enjoy (quietly) viewing the wedge-tailed shearwater nesting. But any hiker would agree the views are the highlight. Rocky, steep cliffs jut up from the ocean to a formidable bluff offering expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains below Haupu to the south.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Coastal views. Birdwatching. Solitude. Fishing.

Cons

No swimming.

Trailhead Elevation

66.00 ft (20.12 m)

Highest point

66.00 ft (20.12 m)

Net Elevation Gain

27.00 ft (8.23 m)

Features

ADA accessible
Fishing
Family friendly
Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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