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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
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 57 to 68. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Temperature: 81.5° F
Relative Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 29.97"
Dew Point: 72.9° F

Winds from the ENE at 8.9 mph gusting to 10.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 7:23 PM
Weather reported from Uluko, Lihue, HI (KHILIHUE5)
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 62 to 81. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows 57 to 68. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Occasional showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 60 to 79. East winds 10 to 15 mph early in the morning becoming light. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 56 to 67. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 7/22/2017 4:32 PM
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