Due to its location, Kaanapali has access to some of the best trails on the island of Maui. Kaanapali Hiking trails offer excellent views of the West Side of Maui. You will be able to see the majestic West Maui Mountains and the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The neighboring islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe are visible the higher up you go. The Kaanapali Hiking trails offer some excitement since they are close to ridges and coasts.
There are also nearby hiking trails in Kapalua. One of the best hiking trails here is the Kapalua Coastal Trail. The trail is between two of the best beaches in America. Kapalua Bay and D.T. Fleming Beach. The trail is an amazing experience because you can get to pass multiple environments as you go. A famous spot on this trail is the Hawea Point. This is a protected reserve and is home to Maui’s largest wedged-tailed shearwaters. Another one is the Oneloa Beach. If you time your hike right, you will get here and have most of the beach for yourself since it is usually empty in the mornings.
Kaanapali Hiking trails offer a refreshing and awe-inspiring hike. Especially during the early mornings here. You can feel the cool breeze as you move through the lush foliage. The sights and the surroundings come together perfectly.
Tips for going on your Kaanapali Hiking trip
- It is a good idea to consult with a guide on the best trail for your fitness level. Never overextend yourself and make sure that you can keep up.
- Always wear appropriate gear when going hiking. Maui may be a tropical paradise but hiking here is not really that easy. Make sure you wear the right hiking shoes. Avoid wearing stuff like flipflops and sandals. The trails can get wet especially early in the morning.
- Pack necessary things. These include food and water. You will need to keep your energy levels sufficient. Staying hydrated is also important. It is also a good idea to bring a first aid kit. Accidents can happen and it is always best to be ready. Sunscreen is another thing you need to bring if you plan on hiking during the day. Sunburns can make your hike unpleasant. The last thing would be a camera. You will definitely see some gorgeous sights.
Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.
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