Puu Maelieli Trail

MODERATE 168 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 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
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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3 days ago

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8 days ago

Easy hike that may be very muddy. Works it way up to Fire Control Stations overlooking Koneohe Bay. can go back down the way you came, or take alternate trail that comes out behind condo and exits onto streets to walk back to McDonalds.

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24 days ago

Great hike! It was just enough of a challenge to get our heart rates up, but not overly difficult. Nice variety in terrain. A few areas were steep, but had ropes to aid. Gorgeous view of the entire valley from the top!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

One of the best views for a short hike. Easily tops Lanikai Pillboxes! Also less crowded..

hiking
1 month ago

Try to park in the McDonald's parking lot and then walk along the highway to the trailhead. Loved the steepness of the trail on the way up the trail and all of the bunkers! Highly recommend this under 2 hour hike to break up your day!

1 month ago

It's definitely got some areas that are a little difficult but I've seen children of all ages even some tutus that were able to complete this hike!! The view is well worth it!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This would be a good hike for beginner hikers and active families. The trail is moderately steep, but definitely not on the hard side of incline as far as hikes on the island go. It is wooded the entire way, so not much to worry about direct sunlight beating down on you. The pillboxes at the end are neat and reveal a beautiful view/overlook.
We parked at the shopping center by the McDonalds as suggested and walked along the road to the trailhead marked with an orange cone.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was my first time doing the trail and I loved it. The hills were worse than I expected, but it's doable if you take your time. I'm also not in the best shape. The view is totally worth it! We had almost an hour to ourselves at the top. The trail was dry when I did it. I would not even attempt to do it of it has been raining, because it is just too steep in some parts to be fighting through mud. I will definitely do this one again!