Pali Puka Trail

HARD 41 reviews

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.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days 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!

hiking
6 days ago

9 days ago

short and windy hike

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

With Steven, Dom, and Todd

20 days ago

hiking
27 days 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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hiking
1 month ago

Loved the views

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is the track for the more popular Pali Puka hike. You can find the start of this hike (the Puka hike) via the broken hole in the wall to the left of the lookout. This is still an amazing hike and totally worth it!

If you are looking for the more intense Pali Notches hike, it actually starts on the opposite side of the lookout (look for a sign behind a roped off area).

You can also check out my blog post for more information on the Pali Notches!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/23/Pali-Notches-to-The-Chimney

hiking
2 months ago

Short but sweet hike! Amazing views and perfect photo spot ❤ Definitely no kids or pets. Good for hikers without a lot of experience. Refrain from doing it in the rain and high winds!

2 months ago

Aloha! I do hikes and photos out here on the island. Feel free to check out my Instagram Mike.Karas and shoot me a message if you have any questions/are interested in hiking. You can email me as well at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

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