Puu O Hulu

EASY 84 reviews

Puu O Hulu is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until January.

1.9 miles 754 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

This is one of the shortest hikes on Oahu. For many the drive out to this location will take longer than the hike up to the top of Puu O Hulu. Be prepared for a hot and dry climb to a set of bunkers with some of the best views of Nanakuli and Waianae. Puu O Hulu is a small ridge that is situated on the ocean side between Nanakuli and Ma'ili. It is clearly distinguishable from its double back that makes it look like a camel's hump with a water tank lodged in the middle. This split between the ocean side (kai) versus the inland side (uka) makes for an interesting hike albeit an very open exposed ridge hike. It can get narrow in certain spots with drop offs to the left and right; though nothing dangerous. There are a number of bunkers at the top with the most spectacular pillbox painted a hot pink(!) Take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kaena Point in the west, Mount Kaala in the North and Kapolei/Campbell Industrial Park in the south.

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9 days ago

i would consider this moderate not easy. it's a constant incline and pretty steep at some points. gorgeous view!

hiking
13 days ago

I chose this one off of the "kid friendly" description. I don't know if there are multiple ways up, but the way we took was not kid friendly. Lots of rocky areas, hard for little legs to climb the rock and the sand make it slippery. Definitely good for older kids but not what we were expecting.

hiking
15 days ago

A handful of steep portions. Definitely don't attempt at night! Gorgeous sunset views!

15 days ago

Dog friendly hike. Nice views at top. Smooth and quick hike.

good easy hike.

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great little hike. My 3 year old championed this and did not consider it her hardest hike. So I agree it's easy. Going down was a little tougher for her but I only had to lift her a couple times and as she said "see, we didn't need any bandaids, that was tricky but we did it!" We explored three of the fighting positions and ate a pancake breakfast at the top. There is loose rock and gravel on parts of the trail but plenty of room along the whole trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn't know this trail had a name besides Maili Pillbox trail. Although this is a short hike it is very steep. I wouldn't call it easy. The breeze at the top and the beautiful view make it well worth the hot steep climb.

hiking
1 month ago

easy hike, breathe taking view at the top, gorgeous sunset

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view at the end of a relatively simple hike. Also a great place to whale watch during whale season! Definitely dog friendly as well just remember to bring ample water.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views. There are some really steep sections of the trail. Gets the heart pumping. Bunkers at the top were fun to climb around and look at views from. Older kids only. Again, hike is steep.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Brought our dogs and they loved it. Went later in the morning and was breezy but could see it could definitely get hotter.

1 month ago

very beautiful views!!!! loved it all. quite a work out going up and it was pretty steep inclines sometimes. Please find a safe parking spot. We parked at the entrance of the trail and my husbands truck got broken into and the stereo he just got for christmas was stolen. They tried to steal the truck but were unsuccessful. wouldnt recommend it for young children either.

1 month ago

A beautiful view from the top.
Steep in some places.