Kapalua Coastal Trail

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About Kapalua Coastal Trail

Description


A beautiful trail that follows the coast line in Maui from Kapalua Bay to D.T. Flemming Beach, or vice versa. This is a planned trail which meanders along the coastline in Kapalua. There are a few trails that lead off of the main trail and follow other areas of interest such as Hawea Point which is a botanical trail. The trail is described as being anywhere from 1.5 miles to 3.5 miles in length, and includes mainly very easy walks.

History


Dr. Dwight Baldwin came to Hawaii and settled in the area in 1836. After serving the land and people of Hawaii for 17 years he was given a royal grant of 2,675 acres of land which would eventually be built into what is now Kapalua.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Amenities: Parking, Rest Stations, Informational Signage.
  • Insider Tip: Trail spurs lead travelers to natural points of interest such as Hawea Point (a botanical trail), and Makaluapuna Point.
  • Fun Fact: This trail won the American Planning Association Hawaii Chapters Environmental/Preservation award.
  • What to Expect: A few hundred feet of the trail are a boardwalk. Its a planned trail, and includes rest stations and informational signs. You'll travel along the rugged coast and observe some really unique views of the Western Maui Coast.