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Best trails in Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside

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Looking for a great trail in Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside, Oahu? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside ranging from 2 to 5.1 miles and from 659 to 1,571 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Impressive view of windward O'ahu from brink of pali (cliffs) at 1200 feet elevation, Ko'olau Range. Winds are usually so strong that one can lean against the wall of wind.

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Map of trails in Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
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Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
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Top trails (9)
#1 - Likeke Falls Trail
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(646)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 28 m
Likeke Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#2 - V Falls
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(133)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 57 m
You will pass Likeke Falls on your way to V Falls. When you get to Likeke Falls continue on following the smaller stream to the left when looking away from the falls. It’s a short distance from therShow more
#3 - Lyon Arboretum Short Loop
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(60)
Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
NOTE: This route has reopened by appointment only on their website from 9-11am and 1-3pm daily. For more information visit: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/nuuanu-pali-state-wayside/ $5 donaShow more
#4 - Old Pali Road
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(57)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
The trail occasionally gets closed because of high winds. Show more
#5 - Pali Notches Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(118)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 36 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/nuuanu-pali-state-wayside/ Short but intense hike! You gain a lot of elevation quickly to Show more
#6 - Maunawili Trail from Pali Overlook [CLOSED]
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(118)
Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/nuuanu-pali-state-wayside/ This trail starts at the Pali Overlook, traverses the Old Pali Show more
#7 - Waipuilani Falls [CLOSED]
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(86)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/nuuanu-pali-state-wayside/ Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Show more
#8 - Maunawili Falls from Pali Highway [CLOSED]
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(29)
Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
PLEASE NOTE that as of May 2019, the Pali Highway and overlook are closed. The trail remains open, but needs to be accessed on foot by other interconnecting trails. The map shown here has the hiker stShow more
#9 - Piliwale Ridge [CLOSED]
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(13)
Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/nuuanu-pali-state-wayside/ Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.Show more