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Best trails in Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve

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Looking for a great trail in Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve, Oahu? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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 5 moderate trails in Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve ranging from 2.3 to 10.3 miles and from 118 to 1,922 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Ehukai Pillboxes
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 55 m
Very family oriented, wide, easy, well graded trail. Only thing to watch out for are the junctions to the pillboxes and when it's raining, it can get slippery. Some rope sections which could come handy when muddy and slippery.Show more
#2 - Kammieland Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
#3 - Kaunala Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
#4 - Pupukea Summit Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
A long hike but most of it is on a road.Show more
#5 - Pupukea-Paumalu Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Series of horse, biking and hiking trails in the Pukukea-Paumalu Forest Reserve located in the northernmost district of Oahu. The Pupukea-Paumalu area is rural, largely undeveloped, with rolling terrain and a 300-foot tall bluff approximately 1,200 feet inland from Kamehameha Highway. Three gulches run from mauka to makai, created by three intermittent streams: Paumal, Pklena, and Klunawaikaala. Vegetative communities consist mostly of introduced species, although there are several native plant species still found on-site. Consisting of 1,144-acre City- and State-owned property, the area is being developed and maintained as a shared community resource. There are more than 15 miles of single track and jeep roads linking up from behind the Ehukai Elementary School all the way to Pupukea. No motorized vehicles allowed. There are many linking trails and a unique multi-junction area in the middle called Lilikoi Junction. There are many jumps and ramps to suit riders of all levels. Hikers can enjoy the forest walk or look forward to the cliff views overlooking Sharks Cove and the Three Tables. There are also many interesting bunkers and strange objects to explore.Show more
#6 - Ehukai, Secret, and Jungle Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
#7 - Kawailoa Trail
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
#8 - Puu O Mahuka Heiau State Monument [CLOSED]
Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(45)
Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m