Stroll along the Iliau Nature Loop

    5.0
    0.3 miles 40 ft gain  - Loop Trail

    Added by KaRyle Soto

    An extremely easy walking trail that showcases native endemic vegetation & views of Waimea Canyon. Waterfalls visible. Great little pit stop if you're short on time &/or have children & can't do a long, strenuous hike. Wonderful picnic area.

    Iliau, an endemic plant to Kaua'i's westside, grows along the path -- hence the name: Iliau Nature Loop -- is located in Waimea Canyon State Park. Not far after mile marker 8. It has the same trailhead as Kukui Trail.

    Native vegetation are identified in signs along the path. There are excellent views of Waimea & Waialae Canyons. Waterfalls visible in the distance (pending cloud coverage). Great for young kids &/or sightseeing in a hurry. There's a small covered picnic area that makes a wonderful quiet spot to relax.

    Read More
    Chillin
    Photography
    Hiking
    Forest
    Picnic Area
    Scenic
    Wildlife

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More

    Reviews

    Rate this Adventure

    Amazing views

    More info and photos at: https://lookintohawaii.com/hawaii/49056/iliau-nature-loop-activities-kauai-waimea-hi

    Leave No Trace

    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

    Stay Nearby

    Kilauea, Hawaii

    Farm Stay Cottage

    From $185/night

    Nearby Adventures

    Hike to Waipo'o Falls

    4.3
    2.6 mi / 800 ft gain

    Hike Kawaikoi Stream

    1.75 mi / 40 ft gain

    Camp and Hike in Nualolo Valley

    5.0
    6.2 mi

    Hike Honopu Ridge

    4.0
    5 mi
    More Nearby Adventures