Makuala O'Oma Trail

EASY 52 reviews

Makuala O'Oma Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kailua Kona, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Moderate shady hill forest trails. Many to pick from.

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Wonderful little loop. Lush and easy hike.

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This was an easy hike perfect for a hot day. This cloudy forest (yes that's a legit type of forest) provided a cool, mostly shaded break from the sun and was filled with lush foliage and trees. We could hear lots of birds throughout the hike, as well as some cows and only saw 1 other hiker!

There were other trails in this area that aren't part of this trail and this trail doesn't have any signs so I would suggest using the Alltrails app map and record your hike.

To find the trailhead we searched Makahi St trailhead on Google maps. The trailhead is located at the very end of Makahi St on the right side (don't get mistaken with some other trailhead blocked by a fence that is near the end of the street). Almost immediately after starting the trailhead, you can either go straight or turn right; both are part of this loop, it's just a matter of which way around the loop you want to go. Keep going straight for a gradual uphill hike that will end with steep down hill, or turn right for steep uphill that will end with gradual downhill.

If you go straight, about 15 min into the hike you will meet a wire fence. You can turn right here , hike 0.3 miles, find a service road and retrace your tracks back got the main trail, or keep right to stay on the main trail. Turning left doesn't yield any new views to see on the trail, but if you want more time in the forest then do the extra 0.6 miles! If you turn right at the fence, after 5 min you will see the steep downhill on your right to go back to the start.

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4 months ago

Nice trail. Saw very gigantic ferns all along the teail

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