You will find tranquility and seclusion at Lonomea which sits at the end of the Koaie Canyon Trail in the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve. This tree covered campsite next to the Koaie Stream has a trail shelter and a composting toilet. Please be aware that the Koaie Stream is prone to flash flooding during heavy rains.
5 hour hike from road. Access via Kukui Trail then on to 2.5 mile marker on Koaie Canyon Trail.
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.
Absolutely no open fires are allowed in the Canyon. All fires must be in a containment device (e.g.: gas stove).
Leptospirosis is a real threat and you should assume all untreated water may be contaminated with the Leptospira bacteria. If using stream water, filters may not be sufficient to remove the bacteria so it is advisable to boil or chemically treat the water.
You will be hiking and camping in a designated public hunting area. Wear bright colored clothing and stay on marked trails.