Powerline Trail

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Address Kapaka St, Princeville, HI 96722
13 mile long trail that bisects the island.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Equestrian Use • Hiking: Hiking
• Hiking: Length: 10+ Miles • Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views
• Vehicle Activities: Biking

The Powerline Trail is a 13 mile long, out and back style hiking trail on the island of Kaua'i. The hiking trail follows power lines that bisects the island which is why it's named the Powerline Trail. You can actually walk from one side of Kaua'i to the other on this trail and you'll get some amazing central island views along the way.

Although this is an out and back style trail, there is a trailhead head at each end. You could start at one end and come back or make it a one way trip, assuming you have a ride at the other end.

The north side is located in Princeville and is where most people access the trail. The southern trailhead is located in Kapaa and is accessed at the Keahua Arboretum.

The trail is usually said to have a moderate difficult level. There aren't many areas that are considered overly difficult but the difficulty comes in the overall length of the trail and the elevation gain of 1,568 feet with some steep and eroded parts along the way.

Another area to point out is that the trail can get very muddy and slippery so it's not advised to do if there have been recent rains. On that note of safety, be sure to also read Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out. Also note that this trail is not maintained.