To me, Awa’awapuhi is the best trail I have hiked in Hawaii so far. It is in Kokee State Park, about 6.5 mile round trip.
I really wasn’t so impressed at first. The trail is muddy and slippery. It goes down the mountain more than 1500 feet through woods. There is not much view. But the reward is amazing. The end of the trail overlooks the sheer cliffs of Awa’awapuhi and Nualolo valleys resting 2000 feet below. Wow, very impressive! I loved it!