The Waiakoa Loop Trail is located Upcountry just inside of the Kula Forest. It’s a beautiful forest loop trail that winds through pine and eucalyptus trees. Most of the trail is covered with pine needles making for soft footing. The trailhead is located just off of Waipoli road. Park at the hunters check station and the trailhead is located seven tenths of a mile down a dirt road. Heed the warning “only four wheel drive vehicles past the gate.” It may look like you can drive it, but around the first corner the downgrade is fraught with deep muddy ruts. The trail is wide and well marked and easy to follow, but there are some steep inclines along way that make the trail challenging. Also remember that it is going to be cooler Upcountry. So dress for the weather, take your rain gear and enjoy.