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Kumuwela Trail

Hawaii > Kauai > West Kauai
Length3 mi
Elev. Gain350 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
The path to the Kumuwela viewpoint travels through dense forests of trees, vines, flowers and ferns. The hike ends with magnificent views into Waimea Canyon and the ocean.

From the trailhead, take the right fork after the road to Camp Sloggett. Contine 0.6 miles to the end of the road. Continue on and cross over Elekeninui and then Maluapopoki Streams. Continue hiking south as the trail descends further into the forest, and eventually reaches Kumuwela Road. Head right and walk 0.4 miles to the Kumuwela Viewpoint.

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
22° 7.555' N
159° 39.071' 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 on the right, park here.
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Weather Report for KOKEE, HI
Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 86. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Temperature: 78.1° F
Relative Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 29.93"
Dew Point: 71.8° F

Winds from the ENE at 6.0 mph gusting to 6.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.02"

Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 7:03 PM
Weather reported from Uluko, Lihue, HI (KHILIHUE5)
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows 58 to 73. East winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Isolated showers. Highs 74 to 86. Light winds becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 58 to 73. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly sunny with isolated showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with frequent showers in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 86. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/26/2017 9:26 AM
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