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Waialae Cabin Campsite Division of Forestry and Wildlife


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.

Special Conditions

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.

Leptospirosis is a real threat and you should assume all untreated water may be contaminated with the Leptospira bacteria. Filters may not be sufficient to remove the bacteria if using stream water 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.


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