Pauoa Flats Loop Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Pauoa Flats Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily 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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

over grown

scramble

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

Great for dogs. I have a 9 year old Aussie and he kept up pretty well. There was only one spot on the Kalahawine part that I had to help him down. Otherwise a great workout for both pup and owner.

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1 month ago

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5 months ago

A nice, decent hike through bamboo forests and tangled roots. Not particularly strenuous unless a good rain came through. It can get really muddy and slick, so wear good shoes.

The view is not 360, but no matta because it's still beautiful.

5 months ago

Maybe I did this trail wrong but it simply merges into the Manoa Cliff Trail which eventually drops you off on a road 1 mile from where you parked. Good trail up to that point.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

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9 months ago

We did about half of the loop to the lookout point after connecting from the Aihualama Trail. Like the Aihualama, this trail can be very muddy in places. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear. A walking stick is helpful to steady you as you climb around deeper patches of mud. I would recommend bringing bug spray. We forgot ours and were eaten alive before we got to the lookout. Despite this, the views at the lookout were phenomenal, and the breeze, welcome.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, although it did get really muddy at times, but it's worth it once you reach the end of a trail with a breathtaking view

9 months ago

Trail is extension of multiple trails. Beautiful trees and root systems. Signs of wild boat everywhere so be ready to climb one of those beautiful trees if necessary. You even get a small trek through bamboo before you come to a long wide view of the Pali.

trail running
9 months ago

Pauoa flats trail by itself starts as an offshoot of pu'u'ohi'a trail, leading down and intersecting with multiple different trails (just follow the signs for Pauoa) and ending at a lookout of the pali area(it is clearly signed END OF TRAIL). Pauoa flats is a one heck of a technical trail to run! There is a web of roots along a long stretch to slow you down. after that, you enter the bamboo forest area which has been consistently full of puddles of mud in my experience. The end of this trail has another trail head to the beginning of the climb to k2-k1.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice view. Fun hike. Nice and shaded. Super muddy.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Loved it can't wait to live within the bamboo

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

This trail is confusing. We lost our way and took a wrong direction about a hour. We were lucky to meet a gentle man who knew these trails area.i don't recommend to hike this trail by yourself.
Do not forget to use the insect repellent,there are so many mosquitoes.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

My neighborhood trail. Really enjoy this one especially the lookout point overlooking the Pali

hiking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Enjoyed this hike, it is really easy for everyone, nice little work out.