Maunalaha Trail

EASY 102 reviews

Maunalaha Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from The intersection of Nehoa and Makiki Streets in Honolulu: Proceed mauka and turn left on Makiki Heights Drive. Continue for approximately 0.5 mile until the road makes a sharp left turn (look for a row of mailboxes on the right side of the road). Proceed straight ahead past the mailboxes through a green gate. There is a sign that says, Makiki Forest Recreation Area. Proceed mauka, past the Nature Center until you encounter the Forestry and Wildlife baseyard. Hiker parking is in the lot to the right of the baseyard.

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11 days ago

Great for dogs. I went to the right and it's just straight uphill until you get to the Makiki Valley loop. It felt a lot longer than 0.7 mi, but once you're at the top it's a smooth ride down for the rest of the trail (total 2.5 mi if you just do the loop). My 9 year old Aussie struggled a little going up, next time I'd probably start by going left as it's a gradual trek uphill. If you have an energetic dog definitely go right! You'll tire them out after less than a mile and it's a great workout for you. I can't remember the names of the trails but you'll know what I mean.

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14 days ago

Informational stops along the way allowed a reasons for a break. Lol. Multiple routes to go on. Completed just the regular Makiki Valley Trail. (04157)

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1 month ago

What a fun trail! Hard uphill and your shoes will get wet, make sure you have bug spray and an idea of your route!

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1 month ago

Was a really good hike. Has parking and it's well maintained. I would put this as moderate level because when it rains which is often there, it gets very slippery and about 2 miles of the hike is up hill. So it's a good workout. We enjoyed and had my daughter on my back (baby carrier).

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1 month ago

Well maintained trail with varied terrain...but get there early because lot full by 9am and there was even a tour bus. Bathroom water facilities. Stray cat pots in parking lot.

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1 month ago

Also known as Makiki Valley Loop Trail, this is a very pleasant climb/descent around a beautiful valley and stream. a little muddy and you might need some insect repellent depending on what time of year you're visiting.

If you're walking up the loop from this trail, is worth noting many locals jokingly call it "nature's stair-master."

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1 month ago

A bit steep, but easy.

2 months ago