Kaupo Trail is best left to intermediate and expert hikers. The challenging route, which begins atop Kaupo Gap, dips 6,100 feet in 8.7 miles. The path veers left off the jeep road six miles from the trailhead, declining sharply through alien guava and Christmas berry thickets. Trees are few and far between, there is no water, and conditions can become increasingly uncomfortable in the afternoon heat.

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Expert Review of Kaupo Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Kaupo Trail

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Be prepared for wet, lush conditions on this strenuous trail.
  • The Kaupo Trail leads from the summit to the coast via Kaupo Gap.

Kipahulu, Hawaii
Price: $10 park entry pass

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 808-572-4400
Email: HALE_Interpretation_staff@nps.gov
Price Information: $10 park entry pass
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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