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Distance:
0.8 Miles / 1.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~24 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Boardwalk
Park:
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Town:
Kihei, Hawaii
Directions:
20.795956, -156.485693
Added:
August 16, 2018
Updated:
January 23, 2020
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18 '

Total Change
59 '

Ascent
59 '

Descent

The Kealia Coastal Boardwalk Trail at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge in Kihei, Maui is an easy 0.8 mile out-and-back walk that runs between the ocean and Kealia Pond.

The trail leads out to a couple different hut-like viewing areas where you get views of the mountains surrounding central Maui (west Maui mountains and the Haleakala range to the east), the beach, Kealia Pond, and the island of Lanai off the coast.

There are also several small spur trails that leads out to the beach, which is usually not crowded.

Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

Respecting the Land
Hawaiian land is considered sacred to native Hawaiians and many locals, so please stay on-trail, take nothing but photos, and leave nothing but footprints. Respect the locals - don't stay for long and have a backup hike planned in case the parking lot is full.

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  1. Parking

    20.795956, -156.485693
  2. Main Trailhead

    20.795458, -156.485334
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0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Trail added
August 16, 2018
Hiked on
August 16, 2018
Updated on
January 23, 2020
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
February 17, 2023
Hiking
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
February 17, 2023
Rainy sunrise walk along the Kealia Pond Boardwalk. Lots of migratory birds hunting for their breakfast in the shallow swamp waters. Nice views of the West Maui Mountains as the sun came up. Love this trail.
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0.8 miles / 1.3 km
August 15, 2018
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