There are several trails in the Koke’e State Park that bring you out onto ridges to view the NāPali Coastline. The 2 most popular are the Awa’awapuhi and the Nu’alolo trails. There is the option to do both by hiking the connecting Nu’alolo Cliff trail between the 2 to form a 12-mile loop, which is unfortunately too long for Joe’s liking. Some have said that the Lolo vista point at the end of the Nu’alolo trail offers a better view, so we opted for the out-and-back Nu’alolo trail.
The first 2 miles of the hike were through forest canopy and patches of dense vegetation, with an undulating first mile.
This trail was a treat with its constantly changing scenery and varied vegetations throughout the hike. The view of NāPali coastline made the 4-hour trek worth every bit. Only wish we had more days on the island to do more hiking. Will definitely return to Kaua’i as I now have unfinished business here.