Maui is filled with rugged coastlines, beautiful white sand beaches, and hiking trails offering magnificent views. Combine all three with a hike along the Kapalua Coastal Trail.
Extending 1.76 miles (one-way) between Kapalua Bay Beach and the popular D.T. Fleming Beach Park, a stroll along the Kapalua Coastal Trail promises non-stop beach and coastline views. At times more of a walk than a hike, the trail is a mixture of pavement, gravel, dirt, and boardwalk and is a great place for an oceanfront jog if you’re staying in the area. If you’re heading out for a leisurely stroll, pack a picnic and snorkel gear and plan to make some stops along the route.
The Kapalua Coastal Trail in Maui begins at Kapalua Beach, which offers calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Once you head down the trail, you will pass by the beautiful Oneloa Beach, where it’s often possible to find tranquility away from the crowds. Green sea turtles frequently swim in these waters close to shore. Swim alongside them and the many tropical fish that are found in Maui’s waters along the reef at the west end of the beach. Swimming is usually better along the east end of the beach, where the bottom is sandier. The trail ends at D.T. Fleming Beach, again offering more opportunities for swimming when the waters are calm.
Planning Your Excursion to Kapalua Coastal Trail in Maui
The Kapalua Coastal Trail is located in Kapalua, approximately a 20-minute drive north of downtown Lahaina. The trail stretches from Kapalua Bay Beach to D.T. Fleming Beach Park and can be accessed from Kapalua Bay, The Bay Villas beach access parking lot, Oneloa Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, or D.T. Fleming Beach Park.
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