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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. 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 1:37 AM
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