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Kuilau Ridge Jungle Trail to Mount Wai’ale’ale



2 – 3 hours from pick up to drop off; 3 miles RT, 640 ft elevation gain; Easy/Moderate

This gentle trail is a nature lover’s dream! The word kuilau (koo-E-lau) means “to string together leaves or grass.” Plant fibers were used for everything from thatching roofs (pili grass huts) to making large sails for ocean voyaging canoes (from the hala [tree] leaf), so one might imagine that this lush trail originally got its name from native Hawaiian’s gathering and utilizing natural resources from the area.