A long 8 hour hike on the Puu Ki Waialae Trail will place you at the Waialae campsite. You will find an open grassy area next to the Waialae Stream in the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve/Alakai Wilderness Preserve. The site offers a small picnic shelter and a composting toilet. Because of the length of the hike, the preferred means of access is horseback riding.
See the brochure, Hiking Safely in Hawaii
8 hour hike from road. Access from Menehune Road in Waimea Town, up to end of Waimea Road, across Waimea River and connect to Waimea Canyon Trail for 3 miles, then 7 miles on Puu Ki Waialae Trail to cabin site.
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
This campsite will not be accessible during stormy weather or heavy rain in the mountains. Under these conditions there will be a high probability of flash flooding which will make the numerous stream crossings hazardous and potentially life threatening.
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