Puu Maelieli Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews

Puu Maelieli Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kaneohe, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

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hiking
5 days ago

Phenomenal hike through a lush forest to get to the top of an absolutely incredible viewpoint overlooking all of Kaneohe Bay, which features nearly every hue of blue water you can imagine. This is a truly special place and viewpoint, and is not to be missed if you have the time. At the top is an old WWII pillbox (e.g. bunker). It gets pretty steep towards the top, so be prepared for that, but the view is absolutely worth every ounce of the effort. We parked on the street by the condos across from the McDonalds and simply walked along the highway guide rail until we got to the opening in the woods.

7 days ago

Easy climb, beautiful views! My 20 lb. Terrier loved this and it seems family friendly since we saw kids on the trail who had no problems and were having a blast!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful views at the end of the trail! Worth all the huffing and puffing you'll do on the way up.

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hiking
1 month ago

What a nice hike. Not too hard at all. This would be a good one for younger kids and dogs on leash. There are no scary ridges to slip and fall down. It is a nice steady incline for sure so you don't want to do it when it's raining at all. We did it a day after rain and it was pretty dry already. The view up top is beautiful and the pillboxes are covered with bright art inside. We parked in the very back of the theater parking lot behind the McDonalds. The trail is a white "no trespassing" sign and yellow marker on the side of the highway.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of K-Bay on this trail. Short but feels like a good work out because of the elevation changes. My dog approves. He likes getting muddy. We park on the street by the townhouses and walk down, follow the guard rail across from Temple to the beginning.

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hiking
1 month ago

A great short hike that has some of the best views of K-Bay around. Like everyone says, it can be crazy muddy and slippery if it has rained, but otherwise its not too bad. Check out my full blog post about this hike:

https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/01/13/Puu-Maelieli

1 month ago

We had a wonderful time on this trail. It's been very dry lately and I can't imagine trying to do this trail in wet or muddy conditions, but dry it was delightful. The view at the end is magnificent...perhaps my new favorite Lookout on the island!

There are a couple really steep parts, but the ropes were very helpful!

1 month ago