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Dirt Road to Blue Hole past Jurassic Gate, Kauai Hawaii

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Distance
5.29 mi
Elevation gain
43 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
535 ft
Max elevation
1,247 ft
TrailRank 
53 4
Min elevation
662 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
35 minutes
Coordinates
450
Uploaded
December 31, 2011
Recorded
September 2010
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1,247 ft
662 ft
5.29 mi

near Wailua Homesteads, Hawaii (United States)

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Heading inland from Wailua on Kuamoo Road (580) past Opaekaa Falls and the Wailua Reservoir to the Keahua Arboretum.

Keahua Arboretum is home to mango, monkeypod, eucalyptus trees. The streams are filled with life, and there are pools in which to swim. Picnic tables are scattered here and there and just beyond is access to the sacred area of Mt. Waialeale.
From the Arboretum, fasten your seat belts because we are going on a bumpy ride, further into the heart of Kauai. At the end of Highway 580, Kuamo'o Road will end abruptly at a spillway. The drive beyond the paved highway is very rough, bumpy, often muddy, and the second water crossing can be swift at times.

The trail crosses streams and winds through the dense forest to the, "Gate", used in Jurassic Park.
You are traveling across the Wailua Forest Management Area.

The 'Blue Hole' is at the base of Wai'ale'ale, which is known as the wettest spot on earth. Locals refer to this location as the Wailua river headwaters; it's where you see the falls coming down the wall.
Mount Waiʻaleʻale in Hawaiian, literally, "rippling water" or "overflowing water" and also often spelt Waialeale in English without the ʻokina), elevation 5,148 feet (1,569 m), is a shield volcano and the second highest point on the island of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. Averaging more than 426 inches (10,800 mm) of rain a year since 1912, with a record 683 inches (17,300 mm) in 1982, its summit is considered one of the rainiest spots on earth.

All My Flickr Pictures of Keahua Arboretum



All My Flickr Pictures of the Second Water Crossing



All My Flickr Pictures of the Jurrasic Gate



All My Flickr Pictures of the Mt Waialeale



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Comments  (2)

  • Truman Freshour May 4, 2023

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Fun trail! We made one wrong turn, but were able to correct before going too far in the wrong direction. We had an early start, so we had the jungle all to ourselves!

  • belmonton Jan 22, 2024

    Aloha! This trail has no longer access, the road from the highway has been closed in all three different access points

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