The Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is located just beyond the Hanalei Bridge. After crossing the bridge, most people go right towards Hanalei. The less-traveled road to the left, that runs adjacent to the taro fields, is Ohiki Road. Scenic Ohiki Road takes you into the beautiful Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and goes for several miles. The refuge was established to protect several endangered birds and plants.
After turning left at the bridge, you’ll pass the Haraguchi taro fields. There are several places to pull over to take beautiful photos of the fields. Do not venture onto the taro fields as this is a working farm and private property.
As you continue up the road you’ll see the Okolehao Trail trailhead on your right. This hiking trail takes you to beautiful views overlooking Hanalei Bay. (There is parking for the trail on the left.)
Farther up the road are a few farms. After the farms, the road becomes narrower and finally ends.
Limited access to the refuge is allowed along Ohiki Road. The road is basically one-lane and narrow, so be courteous to oncoming vehicles.
Also note that drones are specifically prohibited in the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and over the taro fields to ensure that the wildlife is not disturbed.
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Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge Photos
The trailhead for the Okolehao Trail.
Near the end of Ohiki Road.