AAA Editor Notes
Munro Trail, leaving SR 440 about .5 mi. n., is a 12.8-mile loop that travels through rain forest to 3,370-foot Mount Lāna‘ihale, Lāna‘i’s highest peak. On a clear day, six islands are visible from the summit. The trail ends at SR 440 south of Lāna‘i City.
About a mile from SR 440, the road passes some fortifications where, in 1778, warriors attempted to fend off an invasion by a force from the island of Hawai‘i. New Zealand naturalist George Munro introduced much of the vegetation in the early 20th century. Nearby, a trail leads to an overlook of 2,000-foot-deep Hauola Gulch. South of Lāna‘ihale Overlook the extremely rough ‘Awehi Trail leaves the Munro Trail and switchbacks down the steep windward slope near the site of Naha, an old Hawaiian village.
Note: The road is extremely rough in places and requires a four-wheel-drive vehicle.