The 2-1/2 mile long Kukui Trail descends 2200 feet down to the bottom of the Waimea Canyon. There you will find the tree covered Wiliwili Campground. Situated next to the Waimea River within the Puu Ka Pele Forest Reserve the site is equipped with a trail shelter and composting toilet. Please be aware that the Waimea River is prone to flash flooding during heavy rains.
See the brochure, Hiking Safely in Hawaii
2 hour hike from road. Trailhead 0.75 miles past Mile Marker 8 on HWY 550. Access via Kukui Trail, 2.5 miles down to campsite.
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.
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