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“Great walking trail”

Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Poipu
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We spent a very enjoyable hour walking this trail. Some very beautiful scenery. Path can be a little hard to follow but even if you make a mistake you do eventually find the original trail.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Beautiful trail along undeveloped coastline. Took this with 3 of my kids ages 9, 12, and 15. We underestimated the need for water. If you tae the trail all the way to the sinkhole / cave...or final beach...as there is limited access to that location by any road...you will need to be prepared to hike back. So take plenty of water or you will be feeling scorched. Also...they apparently close up access to the sinkhole / cave at 4pm...so I would recommend getting there before then.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We parked by the stables and found our way to the trail, so beautiful in this area and few hikers. The history of the early settlers and caves are all on the free trail maps!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great, easy hike with fabulous views. We stopped at the top of the cliffs just before the golf course and saw 15-20 sea turtles in the waters below. The trails definitely veer off from time to time, but the all end up back together further down. We stopped with a view of the beach, but didn't hike all the way to Maha'ulepu Beach, it was hot and we were ready to get back.

1  Thank lakes825
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We were staying at Poipu Sands next to the Grand Hyatt. We decided to make the walk with our two seven year olds.
Walk past the Hyatt , over the cliff, follow the coastline, past the golf course, past the horse ranch for 1 and half mile.
You will come to the first cove of a beach, walk along this and then take a sharp left following the river. You will come to a boardwalk, cross this and keep following the river. You will come to a 3 foot tall hole that you need to climb through to get to the caves. Once inside a volunteer will give you a short tour of the caves and their history. This is normally run by either a geologist or an historian. A $10 per person donation is asked for.
The caves are amazing.

When you are finished at the caves, don't forget to go and search for the resident tortoise in the adjoining paddock. There are 16 in total and the kids can go and touch them

We took just over 3 hours for a return trip including cave and tortoise time. Take a camera, it's an amazing coastline.

I would not encourage anyone with toddlers/infants to do the full walk unless they are completely self sufficient in walking and able to walk 3 mile return. There appear to be options to drive closer to the caves. I'm not sure how to get there, probably need to ask a local.

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