We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Highlight of our trip

Ok, so our trip was relatively short at only 2.5 days, but we packed in a lot and this was by far... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Great hike

I just loved the hike towards the cave. The scenary is mostly just stunning. So many great cliffs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Read all 831 reviews
All photos (625)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“golf course”(178 reviews)
“easy hike”(68 reviews)
“shipwreck beach”(139 reviews)
As featured in Hawaii on my mind
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ainako Street, Poipu, Kauai, HI
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Poipu
from USD 166.63
More Info
from USD 137.60
More Info
from USD 175.00
More Info
from USD 169.61
More Info
Reviews (831)
Filter reviews
812 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews golf course easy hike shipwreck beach grand hyatt great hike bring water miles round trip coastal walk heritage trail dirt road horse stables favorite hike the cliff hiking shoes sink hole views are spectacular rock formations
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 812 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, so our trip was relatively short at only 2.5 days, but we packed in a lot and this was by far our favorite activity. I can't wait to bring my kids back to experience it. I would consider it a mild to moderate hike...More

Thank aack22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just loved the hike towards the cave. The scenary is mostly just stunning. So many great cliffs. We were able to see many turtles and even spotted a ray in the open sea. The way takes about 90 minutes, including a couple of stops...More

Thank Immerenga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome, amazing & beautiful views from this 4+ mile round trip hike. There is easy parking on the street just in front of the entrance to Shipwreck's Beach. As you walk towards the beach turn to the left and you will see a small path....More

1  Thank pratts81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Path is fairly obvious, which is good because it's not really marked. You'll walk through sand, bushes, rocks and part of a golf course. We forgot to take our map and couldn't tell where the trail ended. We stopped above the riding stables next to...More

1  Thank Nita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As everyone says, especially if you go in the summer, get there early and bring lots of water! It’s a coastal walk, there is no shade. Can park in Grand Hyatt lot for free, go to concierge desk, they will give you a map and...More

Thank sharon k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike along the coast. It starts at Shipwrecks beach. I would go early in the morning because parking can be limited and the sun can be brutal. Some of the trail is sandy and rocky so I would wear sneakers or hikers. There are...More

1  Thank passiontravelers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a nice trail next on the coast, easy one, but part of the trail is sand beach, no way to avoid.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great walk that lets you choose how far you want to go out and back. We left Shipwrecks beach and went two miles along the cliff tops looking at the amazing shoreline and the power of the ocean. Awe inspiring. Had fun walking along Poipu...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We did this hike starting at Shipwrecks beach with a 12 year old and a 10 year old. I took us about 40 minutes to get to the caves. We got a little lost, but someone showed us they way. Spent a little time at...More

Thank amfram
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Not a bad hike at all regardless of age. We are in our 70's. Need to wear study shoes. Hike it in the early morning before it gets too hot. Highly recommend.

Thank 547heidik
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 nearby hotels
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
7,320 reviews
.22 km away
The Villas at Poipu Kai
265 reviews
1.10 km away
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
1,145 reviews
2.00 km away
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
2,412 reviews
2.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 567 nearby restaurants
2,085 reviews
.27 km away
Ilima Terrace Restaurant
340 reviews
.29 km away
Seaview Terrace
220 reviews
.26 km away
623 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 695 nearby attractions
Koloa Heritage Trail
74 reviews
.73 km away
Shipwreck Beach
1,017 reviews
.17 km away
Mahaulepu Beach
47 reviews
1.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from CMRZR | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2 miles each way and should take a few hours. A good chunk of it is just walking on the beach. Nothing strenuous and good for all levels.
Denise K
21 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from GalavantingJeff | Reviewed this property |
Going east to west, park at public parking located at the end of Ainakoa St (30 spots). Or park on Poipu Rd and walk 400 meters to the beach. Going west to east, follow Poipu Rd, sign to CJM Country Stables (past Golf... More
Cathy G
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from LoveToTravelBoston | Reviewed this property |
Same answer: facing the ocean, going right gives you a paved walking path that windes along the water and eventually fizzles out at the condos. Going left gives you the trail.