Makuala O'Oma Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kailua Kona, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Moderate shady hill forest trails. Many to pick from.
Using Google Earth I was able to identify a larger network of trails surrounding the 1.4 loop described here... got over an hour of super runnable trail in before I had to get back to town... but I could have probably run quite a bit farther if I had the time. will definitely come back to explore more, as the trail itself is GORGEOUS!!
Lovely easy-moderate hike. There's a lot of roots and ups and downs but overall a really enjoyable hike. Make sure to take the right at the wooden sign to take the loop. Best to periodically check the map to make sure you don't take a wrong turn, we ended up going half a mile off track.
The start is confusing - take the first right or the second right at the trailhead. Do not bend left, as this simply goes down the mountain and you will have to turn around. Vegetation is beautiful. Some shade. Gave it a 4 due to the confusing start as well as the point of the loop- it turns around at a forest road.
This is a good hike if you are not all about the water. It is high enough that it normally cooler.
It does rain often in the afternoon.
It is often also called the fern trees trail due to the tree ferns.
This is a beautiful trail with a geocache along the route. It is a very delicate environment, so please don't leave the trail and clean your boots and pets of seeds and burs before starting trail to minimize bringing in invasive weeds.