The Wailea Beach Path in Wailea, Hawaii is an easy 3-mile out-and-back trail that runs along the coast of south Maui featuring stunning views of the West Maui Mountains, Molokini Crater, and the island of Kaho'olawe.
This trail is very popular, even at early hours of the morning, but is an amazing walking trail and a must-see for walkers, hikers, and runners when visiting Maui. The trail follows the coast and passes resorts along the way, including the Four Seasons. You can also buy coffee and snacks at a couple of little shops along the trail too.
Further into the trail is a small interpretive site with old house foundations preserved to share the history of the natives and how they used to live on the island. Please do not touch or enter any of the sacred sites along the trail.
Beach Access: This trail passes, and gives you access to to the following beaches: Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach, and Polo Beach.
Parking: Parking can be found at the Get Directions coordinates provided, but you can also park at Polo Beach Park here.
Pets: Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out.
Views: Countless views can be found along the trail. Points of interest are the West Maui Mountains, Molokini Crater, Kaho'olawe island, and the island of Lanai in the distance.
Popularity: This trail is by far one of the most-trafficked and popular trails on Maui and it's littered with runners. Please be mindful of others while walking or running the trail.
Universal Access: This trail follows a paved universal access path.
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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