It is about 1.5 hours to drive to Kokee State Park from the capital Lihue. It is recommended that hiking enthusiasts rent a cabin from Kokee Lodge (about 100 €/night). The cabins are fully equipped with self-catering. Mornings and lunches can also be eaten at the nearby lodge but it closes early in the evening.
With 11 km and 550 meters of altitude, this hike is manageable for everyone.
The Nualolo Cliffs are among the most spectacular natural phenomena in all of Hawaii. The jagged cliffs, eroded by water, drop more than 600 meters into the deep. A natural wonder like no other in the Na-Pali Coast area.
The trail begins a few meters below Kokee Lodge on the right. The entrance to the trail is in a parking lot on the left. It is only identifiable by a white painted iron pipe labelled "Nualolo" standing in the tall grass. The variety of plants on the trail is enormous, ranging from ohias to palms of every kind to ferns and beautiful flowers. The big highlight is the view at the end of the tour into the Nualolo Valley, which can otherwise only be seen from the air by helicopter.