Pali Puka Trail

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Pali Puka Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

muddy

rocky

no dogs

Its a short, windy, extreme, and muddy trail that follows a cliff (pali) face up to two notches that supposedly were utilized by King Kamehameha to hold cannons, and to serve as a lookout post.

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11 days ago

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

Did this one yesterday. It can be super sketchy at times but as others have mentioned, there are trails through the woods that will avoid the shear cliffs if you choose. A must-do if you're chasing an adrenaline filled hike.

13 days ago

14 days ago

Really cool short hike with some steep climbing but very doable. Don't stop short as getting to the end is totally worth it. Some of the paths can be a bit nerve racking but there are trails to the left of the edge in the trees if you are worried about falling or scared of heights.

FYI, the actual lookout with the hole is at the very end of the trail. You will most likely find that you've walked right over top of it if you've never been there before. You actually need to climb down to see it!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

This hike was fun but difficult. I am also very afraid of heights and it was a challenge at some of the areas with a cliff next to it. The views were awesome. Wear good shoes with traction and pack water!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

short and windy hike

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

With Steven, Dom, and Todd

1 month ago

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1 month ago

5/28/2017-Opted not to hike the whole trail due to rain from night before, but seems pretty nice. One path is blocked by fallen trees now and the other side was a little slick. Will try again another day.

1 month ago

Very pretty. Can be slippery though, and is usually windy! Be careful

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2 months ago

Loved the views