Kapaa town is on the other side of the island. Waimea is the closest little town, and Lihue is the closest airport, about 1.5 hour drive from the trail. Says Carol
Nualolo Trail is 7 miles long it's a mid length hike. You should count on this hike taking about 6 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Nualolo Trail is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. Now this great outdoors hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Different parts of Nualolo Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking trail. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,809 feet which is an average number. This area does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.