Pupukea Summit Trail

MODERATE 37 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

7 hours ago

6 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Love it, so beautiful. There is actually two great spots for amazing views, but you have to find the short little off shoots for both of them that lead to clearings to see out over the valley, they are both kind of hidden. I used to Run this trail every morning when I loved in Pupukea, absolutly perfect for a nice 45 minute run, never gains or loses elevation to much. Do not let the gate and warning signs at the entrance scare you, it is accessible to the public, though during the week you might run into some military exercises on the pupukea range, and it is also a very popular hug hunting location. Like all other trail-head's on Oahu, don't park here with a rental car, you have a high chance of getting broken into. Make you car look like a North Shore car, beat up with lots of stickers, and they will leave you alone :)

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike!

3 months ago

5 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
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 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

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Awesome!!

hiking
11 months ago

1 year ago

1 year ago

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.