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Waikoloa to Mauna Lani and Pauoa Bay by shoreline trail, and return by Kings trail

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Distance
10.35 mi
Elevation gain
725 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
725 ft
Max elevation
174 ft
TrailRank 
68
Min elevation
43 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
2 hours 28 minutes
Coordinates
1457
Uploaded
March 18, 2017
Recorded
March 2017
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174 ft
43 ft
10.35 mi

near ʻAnae-hoʻomalu, Hawaii (United States)

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Itinerary description

This is a loop trail that I started near the Kings shops at Waikoloa. It goes from 'Anaeho'omalu Bay (A Bay) along shore line trails, Resort beaches, and along golf courses (this is all public access). This includes going through the Hilton Waikoloa, then on to the Ala Kahakai Trail. Trail continues through Mauna Lani Point, Makaiwa Bay, Mauna Lani beach and Hotel, and then Paula Bay with the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. I then went a little further along the shore trail to the road access for the beach and Puako/Malama Petroglyphs.
I now left the beach trail and ran along the road to the public parking and trail access off of Pauoa rd. (there was a short detour, as I turned on a road that was blocked with a gate). I then passed by "The Shops at Mauna Lani" just before reaching the public parking.
Once at the Paula rd public parking lot continue on the paved trail, until you come to where the Kings trail joins. Then take the Kings trail back to the start in Waikoloa.

A couple of things to consider:

Much of the shoreline trail, and all of the Kings trail is rough lava rock. Footing can be challanging, particularly if you are running.
It is best to do this in the morning before it gets too hot. Pack enough water (at least a couple water bottles)...you could also purchase something to drink at the resorts beach concessions, or The Shops Mauna Lani as you go by them. The Kings trail section is the hottest section, because you are just traveling through lava.

There are the Puako/Malama Petroglyphs trail head near where I left the shore trail for the road section. They are an interesting side adventure.
Also there are Petroglyphs along the Kings trail (between the two Waikoloa beach drive crossings) in Waikoloa.

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude 95 ft
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Start by Kings shops

Start by Kings shops

PictographPhoto Altitude 102 ft
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A bay

A bay

PictographPhoto Altitude 85 ft
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Trail from A bay to Hilton

Trail from A bay to Hilton

PictographPhoto Altitude 79 ft
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South end of Hilton

South end of Hilton

PictographPhoto Altitude 89 ft
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Hilton

Hilton

PictographPhoto Altitude 89 ft
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Buddha at north end of Hilton

Buddha at north end of Hilton

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'Anaeho'omalu'i'll

'Anaeho'omalu'i'll

PictographPhoto Altitude 118 ft
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Fishermen's trail

Fishermen's trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 128 ft
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Resort

Resort

PictographPhoto Altitude 115 ft
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View

View

PictographPhoto Altitude 138 ft
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View

View

PictographPhoto Altitude 112 ft
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On golf path right beside Fishermen's trail

On golf path right beside Fishermen's trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 92 ft
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View

View

PictographPhoto Altitude 59 ft
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Beach

Beach

PictographPhoto Altitude 56 ft
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Walkway

Walkway

PictographPhoto Altitude 66 ft
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House

House

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View

View

PictographPhoto Altitude 79 ft
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Resort

Resort

PictographPhoto Altitude 92 ft
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Trail

Trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 85 ft
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Crow, Resort

Crow, Resort

PictographPhoto Altitude 82 ft
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Head over to Kings trail from here

Head over to Kings trail from here

PictographPhoto Altitude 85 ft
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Start on Paved trail

Start on Paved trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 89 ft
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Actual start of Kings trail

Actual start of Kings trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 135 ft
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Kings trail

Kings trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 131 ft
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Kings trail

Kings trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 121 ft
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Kings trail

Kings trail

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