Amazing Beach. Pleasantly surprised by the sea turtles. Amazing!

Access to the trail head is not apparent and once you do find the trail it's quite overgrown. But once you do locate it and make your way up the hill it's quite a pleasant view from the top.

This trail is not open to the public there are signs that says keep out no tresspassing government property violators will be arrested and prosecuted trespass section:708-814/815 HAWAII revised statutes Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands state of HAWAII so alltrails.com take this off your web site when ou send people up the mountain we will have there cars towed away pay attention unko nickie.

Beautiful coastal ridge hike, most of it was quite rocky!

Beautiful beach walk.

My girlfriend and I tried to hike it today, but were turned away by one of the locals from across the street of the parking lot. We were told that it is private land (on the way out we saw an old weathered sign that we could barely read that said Keep Out) and that it was not public and people should stop hiking it. Just a heads up. Looked beautiful, wished we would have been allowed to hike it.

It is not well marked, but worth it. Great view of the west coast Nanakuli/Waianae area. The trail gets more exciting and narrow the higher you get.

Bring your tennis shoes! It can get rocky and difficult to walk through the sand. It's along the water and there's no shade along the short hike, but once you get to the end, just jump in the water and it was all worth it!

Long, hot and mostly uphill! Bring water! Careful of loose rocks! The view of the pyramid is pretty cool as well as the entire leeward side on your way up and down!

Great panoramic views, harder for short legs, some 6-10' rock faces, bring water, gets hot, no shade. Park in the gravel lot, can see your car from trail most of the hike. Locals were really friendly and helpful!

more like beach to me. However really good pictures

Good trail. Start early before the sun beats you up

walking
8 months ago

Nice little beach and area for family fun.

simple trail, a little rocky for the coast so where closed toe shoes

Thank you AllTrails for being an awesome resource for finding new hikes on this island. I found this hike one morning and within an hour I was hiking up this ridge. Definitely a workout, it's a pretty steep incline over a relatively short distance and it is very hot. There's also several false peaks that tease you. However, the views throughout the entire hike are amazing as you get a great look at the coast and some nearby ridges on the Waianae Range. However, the best part is the peak, where you can see a nearby pyramid shaped ridge commonly called the "Hawaiian Pyramid." Just magical. For more on this hike, check out my blog post!

https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/09/Puu-Haleakala

Fairly challenging climbing up. A bit steep, pretty overgrown in the beginning and choke kiawe.., some rock climbing (but handles available), crumbly rocks. Great views of the pyramid and surroundings valleys. Very exposed and hot, bring a hat, lots of water.

Certainly not my favorite hike. It is an extremely hot and dry hike. Rather steep the majority of the hike as you are going right up to side of the mountain. Must be watchful of footing, but there are some beautiful sights at the top.

Mountain was green up on the higher elevations, but after the fire that started from the HECO power lines on the opposite side of the valley it swept around the entire valley. Most of the valley was burnt, however, thankfully the LAST Na'u Tree on Oahu survived and most of the Nanakuli Forest Preserve below Palikea.

hiking
Thursday, February 25, 2016

You can get to Police Beach, the primary set for LOST, from either Puaena Point at the end of Haleiwa Beach Park or from the public beach access on Papailoa Road. Drive past Haleiwa on (Hwy 83) and take the first left on Papailoa Rd. Drive until you see a public beach access on the right (access 269A) and the dirt parking area on the left. Take the access and go left down on the beach. The backshore of this area is private property - many signs tell people to keep out, so please be respectful of the beach and surrounding area. Per Hawaii laws, private property begins right at the natural vegetation line. Stay on the beach and don't venture inland. This is a great spot to watch sea turtles, and we saw several this day. The two types of sea turtles most frequently observed are the green sea turtle, listed as a threatened species; and hawksbill sea turtle, listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Feeding or touching turtles in any way is considered a disturbance and illegal. The DLNR advises to keep a 6- to 10-foot buffer as a best practice. Do not touch, pick up, restrain, jump over, straddle, pursue, ride, harass, harm, or otherwise disturb the animals, noting that federal and state consequences apply. We’ve been to this beach many times and always enjoy sitting under Sawyer’s tree. Enjoy!

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