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Best trails in Hauula

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Looking for a great trail near Hauula, Oahu? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ka'ena Point State Park or Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area or Kailua Beach Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Hauula ranging from 3.7 to 6.5 miles and from 59 to 2,050 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hauula
Top trails (9)
#1 - Hau'ula Loop Trail
Hauula Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
The trail is great for hiking or trail running and normally takes around an hour. This trail is probably the lesser used Na Ala Hele trails, and with lots of shade, it's a good one to do any time, any season. One option is to park at the beach park. There is no real room to park at the entrance without trashing someone's lawn. Plus it gives you a place to rinse off afterwards. Bring bug spray. We recommend hiking the loop in a clockwise manner. Show more
#2 - Pu'u Manamana Turnover Trail
Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
One of the more difficult and treacherous hikes on the island of Oahu. The hike takes you up to the rock formation known as Crouching Lion and then rides a ridgeline up and down. Very good challenge for the sure-footed hiker. The trail head is passed the fishpond, heading back towards Kaneohe direction, near a telephone pole that is marked with a fluorescent marker. There is a rope at the trail head to aid your start. Amazing views of the Kahana Ahupuaa (land division). This is not an easy hike. Balance is crucial. Skip this one if you are afraid of heights and be careful if it is gusty. Note that this trail does not attempt Pu'u Manamana at all. It goes to a turnover point in which most will stop and traverse down and out to complete the loop. True Manamana lies ahead and is only for the extreme hiker. A variant of this trail is to approach it from Kahekili instead.Show more
#3 - Nakoa Trail Kahana Valley Trail
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#4 - Maakua Ridge Trail
Hauula Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Ma`akua Ridge Trail (Papali Trail) is located near Hau'ula, Hawaii. The trail is great for trail running and normally takes 1-3 hours. It's a nice distance, and with lots of shade, it's a good one to do any time, any season. This one can be a bit moister than the Hau`ula Loop Trail.Show more
#5 - Manamana Trail to Kahekili Trail
Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
#6 - Hau'ula-Waipilopilo Loop Trail
Hauula Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This trail is an extension from the State's Hau'ula Loop Trail. It connects Hau'ula and Waipilopilo ridges into a very manageable loop. The trail can be overgrown as Uluhe is prevalent in this area. Be prepared with long sleeves and pants. There are a number of steep sections and blow downs, as well as narrow spots that you will need to keep your focus on so that you don't accidentally step into a hole off the ridge. The views from the ridge are expansive - giving you views from as far as Kahuku to Laie to Kaa'awa. Some views of Kaipapau Gulch with high waterfalls (if it is raining). Great day to take a walk up towards the KSRT. The path goes past Hauula Loop up onto Hauula Ridge overlooking Kaipapau Gulch. It starts as a wooded area with Kukui, Paperbark and Eucalyptus trees. It then becomes Koa and once it opens up, it is speckled with Ohia with Uluhe underwood. The path is a constant uphill with amazing views all around. Once at the end the ridge turns and connects via a short saddle to Waipilopilo ridge. The section connecting to the top of Waipilopilo is steep but manageable. Show more
#7 - Puu Ohulehule
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
#8 - Pauao Ridge
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
#9 - Kaipapau-Koloa Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m