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Kau Desert Trail, Hawaii

   
Kau Desert Trail has two trailheads, so hiking it one way is an option if you can arrange for a ride back. Kau Desert Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,266 feet which is an average number. This trek should take you about 5.5 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Being 35.4 miles long; it's longer than many backpacking trails. This is a trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Some parts of this backpacking trail are much higher up than other parts of the backpacking trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking trail.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 17.7 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.4 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 7 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 17.7 miles
Total climbing distance = 12.9 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 35.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 16.3 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 35.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 16.3 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3.5 days

Total elevation difference: 2266 feet
   
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