This tree covered campground within the Puu Ka Pele Forest Reserve is adjacent to the Waimea River and has a nice view of Poo Kaeha Peak. The site is equipped with a trail shelter and a composting toilet.
See the brochure, Hiking Safely in Hawaii
3 hour hike from road. 1/2 mile up stream from Wiliwili campsite on east bank of Waimea River via Koaie Canyon Trail,which starts about a half mile up the Waimea River from the bottom of Kukui Trail. It takes you on a route along the south side of Koaie Canyon, with good scenery and swimming holes. It passes from Puu ka Pele Forest Reserve into Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve.
The Kauai Recreational Trail Map is available for purchase at the Kauai Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lihue for $5.00. You can also obtain a map by mailing a cashier check of money order in United States currency for $7.00 domestic or $9.00 for foreign mailings. The map is a detailed two sided topo at 1:50,000 scale. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH. Mail checks to: Division of Forestry & Wildlife 3060 Eiwa Street, Rm. 306 Lihue, Hawaii 96766
DANGER: Do not try to access this campsite during stormy weather or if there is heavy rain in the mountains. These conditions will lead to possible flash flooding which will make stream crossing potentially hazardous and life threatening.