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Pauoa Flats via Kalawahine Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 705 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

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Forest

Wild flowers

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jamie yamaguchi
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Miguel L.
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William Craft
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Kalawahine section was very good conditions, starting off with good views toward airport ocean view. Pauoa Flats was crazy muddy after the planks end though despite recent dry weather in town. Definitely wear your hiking shoes instead of sneakers. The view is worth the mild incline and muddy roots. Parking may be a challenge at peak hours as there is no trailhead lot, just street side. But late afternoon on a Sunday was fine. Bugs weren't too noticeable but I have a few bites I noticed later that night so maybe default to bug spray.

Eric Radke
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HikingBugsMuddy

Awesome trial with unique vegetation!

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Shigs Kinjo
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Mariam Beard
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Very muddy!

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John Vong
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Mike Allen
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Dog friendly! Very quiet, moderately hikes trail. Took Kalawahine to Paluoa and right back off to Nahuina. Our dog LOVES the common trails in the middle. Lots of shade all along the entirety of Kalawahine and most of Nahuina that breaks from Pauoa. It rained but these trails were dense enough that we never felt it, and it was slippery but not dangerous.

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J TAKEI
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Hiking

Trail is easily identifiable. Mostly flat. Lots of roots & became muddy toward end of trail. Spectacular view @ end of trail.

EL P
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Drew Malloy
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HikingMuddy

We turned off before top of flats trail and went up less used Nuuanu. amazing Forrest and then city views on quick detour. My hiking buddy was doing her 1st hike after hip surgery a few months before. This is a nice hike that's not very hilly but still some great scenery and views. The end of the flats trail is much more roots, mud, and hills but a great view.

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Drew Malloy
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Good color this time of year on trail. nice view of city if you add the side trip to Nuuanu trail. Not a lot of hills but lots of roots and mud so watch your step.

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I Beraha
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van tran
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Diane Martin
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Nice hike. Almost all was shaded. Muddy in spots but not too bad. Beautiful views at the top. One thing to note - although we followed the trails exactly as mapped here, the hike was about 4.5 miles, not 3.4.

Teresa Hollidge
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Elsworth Mccormack
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Lee Brock
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Slava Frolov
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Ji hoon Park
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Ericka Yiu
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Dominique Papa
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Marquis Ingram
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John Seay
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Adrian Ilano
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Robert Noblisse
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Masayo O.
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Jordan Scott
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