Location: Poipu, Kauai
Distance: 3.6 mile RT (Eastern Section)
“Heritage” conjures a mental picture of prestige and stateliness; therefore, a Heritage trail should be a wide, paved, flip-flop approved path, with a cabana bar tended by a Hawaiian maiden at the bend of the road. So I thought. After casually getting direction from a lifeguard at Poipu Beach, I drove down road enchanted by Grand Hyatt and a golf course onto…. a dirt road with Jacuzzi sized pot holes!
Arriving at the end of the road, violating my car rental agreement in the process, I figured out that I had skipped western (I missed the Cabana?) 1/2 of the trail , and arrived at Ka-wai-loa Bay (I think) to begin the eastern 1/2. It was a real find though.
I climbed down to this gorgeous beach hesitantly noticing a lovelorn couple at eastern end of the beach. It’s an eternal place of sun, surf and ocean air.
Though lacking in signs and directions, this resplendent coastal trail made up with audacious views and sparkling beaches.