Makaha Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Makaha Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

surfing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

rocky

3 hours ago

Really easy and beautiful view

trail running
14 days ago

rock climbing
15 days ago

One part of the hike is straight up a rock wall. But I haven't climbed anything before and got up it..

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

The view is amazing and it’s definitely a climb. I wouldn’t bring younger kids because the trial does involve rock climbing. There’s quite a bit of trash and homeless at the bottom. The homeless people didn’t bother us at all though.

1 month ago

Not as dog friendly as I expected. A few homeless people kinda politely asked us to not be there with our kids.

Wouldn't recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Not an easy hike. The entrance is not marked. Some pretty views. Mostly rocky steep steps with sand with occasional views of three ocean. Other people ascended to the top but that is not part of this trail. It is a moderate trail, not easy.

rock climbing
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

It is a very beautiful place. Worth visiting. Beautiful beach.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Short and sweet hike little hike. That little rock is known as Mauna Lahilahi and is definitely worth a climb. It's probably the only hike on this island that includes rock climbing but can be considered an easy hike. Once you summit, you are treated with amazing views of the Waianae Range and the western coast.

For more info on this hike, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/14/Mauna-Lahilahi

5 months ago

Beautiful views, unfortunately by the base there is a lot of garbage from homeless and tourists.

6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

rock climbing
6 months ago

Getting to the summit is a lot of fun, some areas are basically rock-climbing, depending on the route you take. Can be a bit rough on the hands, given it is volcanic rock.

hiking
8 months ago

Good views I liked it