Puu Maelieli Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kaneohe, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Fun hike, lots of uphills so somewhat challenging, but not killer. We were in/out in 1.5 hours. It was muddy, and we got drenched at the end.
fun little hike with the kids (5 and 7). definitely slippery when it rains even a little bit
Nice trail! Beautiful view of Kāne'ohe Bay and Chinaman's hat.
Nice hike with some great inclines!
Try to get this on the driest day if possible, it's eternally muddy. I wouldn't wear boots that are going to hold moisture—did it in chakos and was grateful for it despite the mess.
Bug spray is a must—mosquitos will get you through your clothes.
I did this with a 1 year old and a 3 year old, and we ended up having to carry the toddler the whole way. If your kid enjoys mud they can probably scramble up the climbs on their own. Take it slow, it's a steep climb but not difficult.
Don't be deceived by the first outlook; the bunkers and real view are further up and very gorgeous.
This hike is off Kahekili hwy, right behind the guard rail. we are little muddy on the initial incline, but the ground dried out the further I went. a couple steep inclines, but over all pretty easy. Doable for children and dogs. Great views of windward side at the end pillbox. would definitely recommend if you're looking for a short hike.
Doesn't seem to be as crowded as its neighbor, Lanikai Pillbox trail. This trail is in the lush, rainy, muddy windward side of Oahu. There are a few views and at least one small pill box before you reach the end of the trail at a large double decker pill box with grand North and East facing views. I only saw a couple of other people on mid day, mid week.
Easy little trail with a rewarding view of Kaneohe Bay once you reach the bunkers. First section turns into a mud slide if it's been raining at all-and it's the windward side so it rains all the dang time. So be prepared to get muddy and deal with mosquitos.
Pretty cool trail with a lot of mud if you like that. Besides the first steep climb I would rate this a beginner trail.
This was a good hike. Almost hard to find since it's right off the highway and there was a cone at the initial entrance but I definitely enjoyed the hike. Some steep areas but it levels out.
great hike, best to do when its not raining. first time doing this hike and we started after a rain. slipped a few times but the view at the top was worth it. relaxing and mostly shaded trail throughout. enjoy!
The mud was fun
Good short workout, beautiful views!
Amazing view at the top. Today was a perfect day to hike. Was not hard at all, not muddy and slipper. This trail can get muddy after a rain.