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Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Length2.4 mi
Elev. Gain300 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
Halemanu, meaning 'bird house' in Hawaiian, is a trail which provides ample opportunities for bird watching. The trail is well manicured and makes its way through koa, ohia and lehua trees.

The trail begins to the right of the ranger station. The path remains level for much of its length and offers occasional views. The trail drops quickly near its end, before reaching Halemanu Road. Turn back here, or turn left on Halemanu road to continue hiking.

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Day Hikes on Kauai
By Robert Stone
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 7.51' N
159° 39.018' W

Driving Directions:
From Waimea, drive north on Highway 550 6.7 miles to the junction with Kokee road/Highway 552. Continue driving north 8.7 miles. Drive 0.1 miles past the museum and turn right. Drive 0.5 miles to the Camp Sloggett turnoff and turn right. Park by the old ranger station.
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Weather Report for KOKEE, HI
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely early in the evening, then occasional showers after midnight. Lows 41 to 54. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Temperature: 65.3° F
Relative Humidity: 86%
Pressure: 29.92"
Dew Point: 61.0° F

Winds from the WSW at 5.8 mph gusting to 7.4 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:54 AM
Sunset: 5:54 PM
Weather reported from Kauai High 2, Lihu?e, HI (KHILHUE3)
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 60 to 76. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 44 to 57. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 61 to 77. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 46 to 59. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 11/20/2017 1:38 AM
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