Our favorite hike near the Islander on the Beach is the Kuilau Trail which is a quick 15 minute drive from our condo. This is a must do every time we go back to visit the garden. It’s a moderate trail and takes 1.5 hours round trip (~ 3 miles roundtrip).
The Kuilau Trail is located in the Keahua Arboretum. Follow Hwy 580 through the rural neighborhoods of Wailua and up into the forested park area of Keahua. The trail begins just before the park area on the right. Designated parking for about three cars is available. If parking is full drive a bit further and more parking is available within a short walk.island. It’s most stunning after it rains since you may have a chance to experience amazing waterfall vgushing from the moutain tops.
Below are a few photos we took along our last hike in Otober 2015. We hope to go back there soon!