Maunalaha Trail

EASY 91 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.

10 days 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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12 days ago

13 days 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.

18 days ago

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18 days 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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26 days ago

A bit steep, but easy.

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3 months ago

I liked the trail and would do it again. It is closer to moderate than the easy rating on the AllTrails app. (I am mid 50s) 1000' elevation gain and some steep uneven parts of the trail. The loop trail consists of three different trails. I took a picture of the map where the trail splits.

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4 months ago

Great hike. Good for kids, shady, nice stream along the way. Pretty steep in a few places.

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4 months ago