Milolii Vista Trail

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Phone (808) 274-3433
Address Makaha Ridge Rd, Waimea, HI 96796
Out and back ridge trail with amazing views of the Milolii Valley.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Equestrian Use • Hiking: Hiking
• Hiking: Length: 3-4 Miles • Hiking: Level: Difficult • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Hiking: Ridge Hike
• Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Wildlife • Vehicle Activities: Biking

The Milolii Vista Trail is a 3.5 mile long (one way, so 7 miles round trip) out and back style hiking trail along the northwest side of Kaua'i in the Waimea area.

The trail follows and is accessed via an old road that was developed in the 1960's for Forest Management. Getting to the trailhead of the Milolii Vista Trail will actually require another hike along the Milolii Vista Trail which starts off a maintenance road (Makaha Ridge Road) just off of Kokee Road (550). From the 550 head west on Makaha Ridge Road and look for the trailhead to the Milolii Vista Trail on your right.

Along the way expect some amazing views of the Milolii Valley and elevation changes of around 1,300 feet overall. Although this trail is often considered to be of moderate difficulty, the overall hike can be quite long when you add in the Milolii Vista Trail required to access the Milolii Vista Trail trail so this is likely best for more experienced hikers.

The map above shows the entrance point and path along the Milolii Vista Trail in green with the trail head for the Milolii Vista Trail marked by the blue dot at the end of Milolii Vista Trail at the Forestry Shelter.

This map (above) shows the route that the Milolii Vista Trail takes toward the ocean with amazing views of the Napali Coast at the end, though you will be far higher than sea level without access to Miloli'i State Park Beach.

Note that there may be hunting near this trail so always wear bright clothing. Be sure to bring plenty of water, apply sunscreen to Protect Yourself From Sunburn & Skin Cancer, and be sure to read up on Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out.