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Distance:
0.3 Miles / 0.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~9 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Keahua Arboretum
Town:
Kapa'a, Hawaii
Directions:
22.071703, -159.418328
Added:
July 03, 2022
Updated:
February 23, 2023
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36 '

Total Change
41 '

Ascent
41 '

Descent

The Rainbow Eucalyptus walk at Keahua Arboretum near Kapa'a, Hawaii (Kauai) is an easy 0.3-mile out-and-back trail that passes numerous Rainbow Eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus deglupta) in the park.

This is not a hike, but a nice short walk that leads through the Keahua Arboretum as it passes through a grove of Rainbow Eucalyptus trees along the way. The Rainbow Eucalyptus trees display their green, red, and brown bark in vertical patterns; however, these trees do not have a strong fragrance like most eucalyptus species. The track leads south before heading east towards the Keahua Stream where I found folks swimming in the stream. There's a nice view of the mountains from this part of the park too - which provide views of the colorful painted bridge that spans across the stream.

Eventually, we walked west again and uphill to where onsite facilities (outhouses) can be found, which is where we turned back due to the abundance of mosquitos.

Parking
Visitors will find parking along Kuamo'o Road on the northern side of the road, at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit just over a dozen vehicles.

Popularity
This park does appear to be a popular weekend spot for locals to gather on weekends, but otherwise does not appear to be a super-popular place for visitors or tourists as of July, 2022. Please respect the locals and if planning to visit the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, do not stay long so that the locals can have their parking spots too.

Facilities
The Keahua Arboretum has outhouse facilities located at the top of the hill, near where this recording ends.

Warning
Mosquitos: This trail has a lot of mosquitos due to its proximity to the Keahua Stream.

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.

Explore 51 trails near Kapa'a, HI
  1. Parking

    22.071703, -159.418328
  2. Main Trailhead

    22.071595, -159.418407
  3. Rainbow Eucalyptus at Keahua Arboretum

    22.071419, -159.418306
    Rainbow Eucalyptus at Keahua Arboretum
  4. Rainbow Eucalyptus at Keahua Arboretum

    22.070975, -159.418031
    Rainbow Eucalyptus at Keahua Arboretum
  5. View / Overlook / Vista

    22.071061, -159.417953
    View / Overlook / Vista
  6. Point-of-Interest

    22.071081, -159.418336
    Point-of-Interest
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0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Trail added
July 03, 2022
Hiked on
July 02, 2022
Updated on
February 23, 2023
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
July 02, 2022
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