Hawaii Trails

Muliwai Trail, Waimanu Valley, HI

Come to Hawaii’s Big Island and hike into the rainforest for private beaches

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Want a piece of this waterfall-streaked, gecko-green valley on a private, black-sand beach on Hawaii’s Big Island? You’ll have to hoof it 7.6 miles up a punishingly steep bluff (gaining 1,200 feet
in less than a mile) and across 12 moderate gulches before the big test: crossing the sometimes chest-high Waimanu Stream (it’s even deeper after big rains). A rope lets hikers move hand-over- hand through the deepest sections. Infocamping.ehawaii.gov