Pupukea-Paumalu Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Pupukea-Paumalu Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haleiwa, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

9.4 miles 2673 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers




Series of horse, biking and hiking trails in the Pukukea-Paumalu Forest Reserve located in the northernmost district of Oahu. The Pupukea-Paumalu area is rural, largely undeveloped, with rolling terrain and a 300-foot tall bluff approximately 1,200 feet inland from Kamehameha Highway. Three gulches run from mauka to makai, created by three intermittent streams: Paumal, Pklena, and Klunawaikaala. Vegetative communities consist mostly of introduced species, although there are several native plant species still found on-site. Consisting of 1,144-acre City- and State-owned property, the area is being developed and maintained as a shared community resource. There are more than 15 miles of single track and jeep roads linking up from behind the Ehukai Elementary School all the way to Pupukea. No motorized vehicles allowed. There are many linking trails and a unique multi-junction area in the middle called Lilikoi Junction. There are many jumps and ramps to suit riders of all levels. Hikers can enjoy the forest walk or look forward to the cliff views overlooking Sharks Cove and the Three Tables. There are also many interesting bunkers and strange objects to explore.

4 months ago

Great for a dog, just watch out for mountain bikes. Tons of trails going in every direction. Getting lost uncovered tons of hidden gems, just make sure to carry plenty of water for you and the puppy if you plan on getting lost like I did.

5 months ago

Fabulous forest walk, nice and cool even in the summer. Lots of tracks, would have been completely lost without the track, so thanks for putting this together. Got some good geocaching as well!

6 months ago

We accidentally stumbled onto this trail from the ehukai trail. Had a beautiful bunker though we didn't do the whole thing it was still beautiful. Lots of side trails.

11 months ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

We had a blast! If you're courageous enough, take a ride down the Party Line Trail. I took several tumbles on it, but would definitely do it again.

1 year ago

Great workout to get to the Boy Scout Campground then it's all play and trails downhill. A bunch of fun and a lot of space to roam around on. Bring lots of water, it can get muggy and hot up there.

1 year ago

A series of trails great for running, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking. No mechanized vehicles allowed.