Pupukea Summit Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Pupukea Summit Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.6 miles 1679 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Had a nice hike on this trail. Easy to follow. Very rooty and muddy in some sections. If you have kids or strollers u could just do the road part along the eastern side. CAUTION: our car was broken into at the parking site at the trailhead. Both passenger side windows were smashed and some stuff stolen.

Tried to follow the loop - unsuccessfully. Ended up doubling back a few times.
Very isolated and great foliage.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike!

2 months ago

4 months ago

Easy trail, great strawberry guava harvest :) and good little work out. Great if you want an easy few hours of wilderness - not epic views but some good ones, too much road walking for me

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Not bad, it was a little long for my 5 year old but with a few breaks he made it... Clear cut path

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Nice clean trail, but the end summit view is blocked by multiple power lines

10 months ago

Awesome!!

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
1 year ago

Great hike in the woods with a good mix of up and down through switchbacks. If you do the loop I did there is about a 2 mile stretch where it is paved road but this is where you'll get some great views too.

1 year ago

Not sure if the juice was worth the squeeze. Quite an up hill hike for not that great of a view. If you do take this loop remember that part of the hike is on paved road. I saved the road for the end. The view of Waimea Bay is closest to the road. There wasn't much of a view on the actual trail. Lots of foliage and steep drop offs. Would not attempt if you're not in shape or don't like to get a good sweat.

hiking
1 year ago

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hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

This loop trail reminds me of the Maunalaha-Kanealole at Tantalus. Very well graded, contour trail around the Pupukea-Paumalu Forest Reserve. The trail is wide enough to mountain bike on it but might be slippery and muddy after a rainfall. Great for families with young kids. 2.5-3 hours to complete the entire loop. The biggest disappointment about this trail is the 2 miles long road walking.