Nualolo Cliffs Trail
The Nualolo Cliffs Trail can only be accessed by first hiking 3 miles on either the Nualolo Trail
or the Awaawapuhi Trail. Both trails lead you down a defined path with a decreasing elevation
heading toward the Nualolo Valley.
The trail starts near the 3.0 mile point on the Awaawapuhi Trail and meets the Nualolo Trail
between the 3 mile and 3 1/4 mile markers. The trail skirts the upper rim of the Nualolo Valley
and permits a "loop" route from the head of Awaawapuhi Trail to Kokee Park Headquarters or vice
versa.
It was recommended to start the round trip “loop” from the Nualolo Trail. The Nualolo Cliffs Trail
followed the Nualolo Valley Rim but it started in dense forest. There were very few lookouts the
first mile of the trail. The trail changes to 7 foot tall grass and you definitely get very limited views.
After about 1 mile you will find a shelter and picnic table.
Beginning near the 1.5 and 1.75 mile marker, there is a dangerous section of washed out and
eroded trail. Use caution and proceed at your own risk. Once you get past this gut checking section,
the valley views begin. You look down the green and black lava ridges. You see the Nualolo stream
cutting through the Awaawapuhi Valley. The Nualolo Cliffs Trail is 2.2 miles long, with a total
elevation change of 780 feet. With the exception of about 50 feet of hugging the side of the cliff, the
trail is pretty easy.  Most of the hike is through forest, crossing several streams, and short incline
and decline switchbacks. But remember, you have to hike 3 miles before you do this trail, and the
hike back out on either end is all uphill back to the road.
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