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This is basically part 2 of what you can see when hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail (aka Piilani Trail) in Waianapanapa State Park. Below will show you a bit of what you can see if you hike from the black sand beach overlook all the way to Hana Airport.

Part 1 was basically what you can see hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail from the black sand beach overlook with around 30-45 minutes of hiking. (This would be hiking for 10-15 minutes, and then turning around.) Below will go beyond that if you will be giving yourself 2+ hours in Waianapanapa State Park!

Your starting point for this hike will be the black sand beach…

 

Hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Waianapanapa State Park hiking from black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

And your “destination” for this hike will be the Hana Airport!

 

Hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

And along the way you will get grand views of Maui lava fields, the ocean, and the slopes of Haleakala!

 

Hiking the lava fields on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the lava fields on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and slopes of haleakala on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the lava fields on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and slopes of haleakala on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to see lava fields and ocean views on Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

 

If you have not yet gotten the intro to Waianapanapa State Park, here are some basics:

 

Below will give you an idea of how long it takes to hike to certain points along the trail so you can judge the possible time it takes a little better!

The times listed are based on how long I personally took to get to each spot. This of course means it might be different for you! You might be quicker, or it might take you longer! You may spend more time taking in the views in a certain spot, etc etc! I was generally going at a leisurely pace. I also stopped often to take pictures.

From the black sand beach to Hana Airport, it took me 1.5 hours hiking along the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail, one way.

 

 

The official hiking trail info for the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport

The Waianapanapa Coastal Trail’s official name is Ke Ala Loa O Maui Trail or Piilani Trail.

According to google translate, “Ke Ala Loa O Maui” means “the best road of Maui” in the Hawaiian language.

 

The trail sign you will see off to the left side of the black sand beach. 👇
Hiking trail from Waianapanapa State Park to Hana Airport. Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. Ke ala loa o maui. hawaii travel blog

Hiking trail from Waianapanapa State Park to Hana Airport. Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. Ke ala loa o maui. hawaii travel blog

Hiking trail from Waianapanapa State Park to Hana Airport. Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. Ke ala loa o maui. hawaii travel blog

Hiking trail from Waianapanapa State Park to Hana Airport. Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. Ke ala loa o maui. hawaii travel blog

 

More pictures below of hiking to Hana airport!

 

 

🌴🌋

 

 

 

So now…

What can you see hiking to Hana Airport along the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail?

aka PHOTOS!

Hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail to the Hana Airport means that you will start at the black sand beach.

From the parking lot, you’ll follow the signs to the black sand beach.

This will take you first to the black sand beach overlook. Take in the views of Pailoa Bay! You’ll be able to see the first part of the trail that you’ll be hiking to get to the Hana Airport.

 

Piilani Trail trailhead. Where to start hiking Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Piilani Trail trailhead. Where to start hiking Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog
👆 You will be hiking along the coastline there.

 

Then you can take the stairs down to the beach!

 

Piilani Trail trailhead. Where to start hiking Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

Once you get down to sea level, off to the right side of the beach as you are facing the ocean, there’s the black sand beach lava tube. Take a walk through that!

 

Piilani Trail trailhead. Where to start hiking Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

Then you can get up close and personal with the black sand beach!

 

Piilani Trail trailhead. Where to start hiking Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. black sand beach trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

When you’re ready, looking off to the left side of the beach, you’ll see a trail. That’s the trail you want to take!

And from here, we’ll start the trail timings!

Starting point from the black sand beach will be 0 minutes.

The times noted below are how long it takes to hike there ONE WAY. So you’ll want to double the time to account for the time it’ll take to get back. Maybe you’ll be quicker on the way back since you won’t stop so often to take in the views. Or maybe you’ll take longer on the way back because you’re more tired.

 

 

Hiking time: 0-10 minutes one way

Start the trail next to the black sand beach!

 

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

See more pictures: Hiking the first part of the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail

 

 

Hiking time: 10-20 minutes one way

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 20-30 minutes one way

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Maui lava fields, haleakala slope. Hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Maui lava fields, haleakala slope. Hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 30-40 minutes one way

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 40-50 minutes one way

maui lava rocks, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava rocks, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava rocks, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava rocks, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Maui lava fields, haleakala slope. Hiking on the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 50-60 minutes

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 60-70 minutes one way

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hiking time: 70-80+ minutes one way

maui sea arch. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Maui blowhole in Hana. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

Coastal hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

maui lava fields, coast, ocean. Hiking the Piilani Trail to Hana Airport. waianapanapa coastal trail. waianapanapa state park hiking. maui hawaii travel blog

 

And you have reached the Hana Airport!!

 

Hiking to Hana Airport on the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Hiking to Hana Airport on the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

For your own safety, it’s best to stay off the runway, even if you see no planes in sight. You never know when a plane might come to land!

Once at the Hana Airport, you can head back!

 

Hiking from Hana Airport on the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

Or…

If you’re not going back on the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail, then there’s a small trail that you can take that will get you safely away from the Hana Airport.

 

Hana Airport trail near Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Hana Airport trail near Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Hana Airport trail near Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Hana Airport trail near Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

Hana Airport trail near Waianapanapa Coastal Trail. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

I actually walked from the Hana Airport to the Hana lava tube. It’s about 1.5 miles away. I don’t actually recommend doing this, unless you have a ride waiting for you, or unless you don’t mind the really long walk to get back! Luckily, after I was finished up at the Hana lava tube and started walking back, someone offered me a ride to near Waianapanapa State Park!

 

 

Best shoes for hiking the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail

I recommend wearing trail running shoes or hiking shoes for this Maui hiking trail.

I recommend NOT wearing sandals or open-toe shoes.

You are quite literally hiking across the rugged terrain of lava rocks. Small specks of lava rocks have the potential to be sharp so it’s best if your feet are not exposed. Because of the rougher terrain, it can be better to have thicker soles.

If you don’t want to buy new shoes, at the very least wear shoes not sandals! If you won’t be hiking, then you can be fine in your footwear of choice whether that’s sandals or shoes.

 

And that’s a bit about what hiking the lava fields in Waianapanapa State Park can be like!

 

More volcano exploration on Maui:

 

More for your trip to Hana! Post-hike food in Hana?!

Or buy the famous Road to Hana banana bread on your way to Waianapanapa State Park!

Plus see the big list of stops on the Road to Hana!

 

Plus, if you are interested in the Waianapanapa Coastal Trail, you may also be interested in these top activities on Maui:

 

HAPPY HIKING TO HANA AIRPORT!

 

Maui lava fields. Waianapanapa State Park hiking. Waianapanapa Coastal Trail north to hana airport. Piilani Trail. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

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