Route: Printable Map: Trail follows along Maui`s southern coastline through barren, jagged lava flows. Climate is exceedingly dry and the trail nearly devoid of vegetation. Initially passing through kiawe trees along the beach, the trail turns inland and climbs onto a rough lava field. The trail then rejoins the coast at the beginning of Kanaio Beach. This area is the site of many old Hawaiian stone walls and house foundations.
One mile later the trail again turns inland, traversing another recent lava flow about 2.5 miles wide. The trail ends after crossing the point to a last small portion of the older lava flow along the coast. Pole fishing along the coast is excellent. Hiking boots are a must.
Island of Maui: Roads
Directions: Take Kihei Road (31) going south past Makena State Park and through Ahihi-Kinal Natural area reserve to La Perouse Bay where the paved road ends.
Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and
color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features
are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch
off from the public features may be on private property, and are not
managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent
landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing
and possibly putting yourself at risk.