Out past Makena and Big Beach, the road turns first to single lane asphalt and eventually dirt. After reaching a small dirt parking lot directly in front of the ocean, there's an incredible ocean trail that leads past small coves under plentiful shade trees until you reach La Peruse Bay. At this point, there is a small opening in a lava rock wall accessing a 100 yard spur trail which takes you onto the ancient Kings Trail. Construction started on the trail in 1824, and it's basically a lava rock path with low lava rock walls on either side. It's secluded with jaw dropping scenery, and ancient ruins of the Hawaiian civilization. To top it off, Star eyed a pod of humpback whales while hiking.
When Star broke her ankle in search of this place, I knew that day we would eventually find the Kings Trail. She wouldn't have it any other way.
|We only saw a couple of hikers, but we did run into a |
photo shoot about 1/2 mile into our hike. Welcome to Maui.
|The most comfortable stone chairs I have ever come across|
|Ancient Ruins of something|
|Memorial to surfers who met their demise|
|The Kings Trail|
|Looking up 10,000 ft. to Haleakala|
|Out here, it really feels like you're at the tip of Maui|