Maunalaha Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from The intersection of Nehoa and Makiki Streets in Honolulu: Proceed mauka and turn left on Makiki Heights Drive. Continue for approximately 0.5 mile until the road makes a sharp left turn (look for a row of mailboxes on the right side of the road). Proceed straight ahead past the mailboxes through a green gate. There is a sign that says, Makiki Forest Recreation Area. Proceed mauka, past the Nature Center until you encounter the Forestry and Wildlife baseyard. Hiker parking is in the lot to the right of the baseyard.
keeps you active.. not too much of views
Great hike with amazing views. Definitely was muddy and the slick rocks must be respected. The water falls are spectacular. Recommend going counterclockwise for most enjoyable experience. Suspect this will be a repeat hike for years.
Super fun and good to keep active!
Harder than the 'easy' rating suggests. Yes I'm older but my knees are yelling at me this evening. The downward muddy, leg-pounding journey left my wife and I aching for a hot tub. Glad we did it though.