Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Hauula with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

9 days ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart. It begins fairly easy to moderate, crossing 3 shin deep streams pretty early in. Once the trail splits from the loop shown on all the maps, it gets narrow and somewhat difficult to navigate, but there were orange and pink ribbon on trees to guide the way. The hike then begins a muddy moderate ascent. After crossing the 4th stream near a bamboo forrest, the hike really begins to ascend. Once you get out onto the ridge there are ropes to help you climb up, but it was muddy and slippery. I didn't actually make it all the way up to the top of the ridge but the views from where I stopped were amazing and more than I hoped for. I'd recommend it for people who are in shape and don't have too great of a fear of heights.

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11 days ago

Despite the lack of waterfalls today, this was a great family hike. We carried one kid the whole way, while our three year old alternated walking/riding. Bring bug spray and wear shoes with good grip as the trail is muddy even during the driest periods.

Start from Kawaipuna St

Really muddy going up... there was no waterfall. (A little disappointed) the views were okay, it was an okay hike.

Pretty easy hike. It can get humid so definitely bring lots of water and bug repellent. It can be get muddy in certain areas.

Didn’t actually do the hike because of the private property no trespassing g signs.

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1 month ago

Fun loop trail often wet wear shoes that are good for wet rocks and mud. park at the beach park near the 7-11 is best.

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2 months ago

Rocks are steep and get very slippery after a rain, but on a drier day it is a fun hike. I wouldn’t rate it as easy unless you’re an extremely avid hiker. Also note that the area can be used for hunting.

The hike is not 5.4 miles as stated. (Unless you start at the first parking lot) Park at the beginning of the residential area. Then walk to the trailhead. From where we parked, we hiked 3.5 miles. The loop took us 2 hrs wearing our micro spikes. Very muddy. We suggest going counter clockwise.

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2 months ago

Kaipapau, Koloa, Laie and Maleakahana Trails are all situated in such a way that the access to the trails cross private land. Hence, in partnership with Hawaii Reserves Inc, one can get a permit to camp and hike in these areas. See https://www.hawaiireserves.com/community_hikecamp.htm

Fun and easy trail! Features beautiful views of the valley.

I live here and run this trail weekly. It’s a good, steady climb for running.

Pretty forest trail, saw no other hikers that day

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5 months ago

Easy hike at 2.5 miles. My friend's 4 year old walked it. It has a couple of small streams and waterfalls, and through-the-trees views of the ocean.

Great views of the mountains. Little muddy so if it’s raining it’s probably not a good choice

As a hiker just starting out this hike was perfect..4km..a mix of tropical environment and then areas blanketed in pine...and stunning views!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, great for the kids.

hiking
6 months ago

1st - parking is in a residential area, so be respectful. A local resident advised where to park...by the bridge. The hike starts out on a paved access road then you'll see the brown trail marker along the right, actually two. Once on the trail, the tree cover is quite nice and there are lots of birds to see and hear. It does have steady inclines and declines so be prepared. Also, there's a sign marking go left for hiking in and right for those hiking out.

Great hike with the family.

This hike had some great views of the mountainous areas and there were some mini waterfalls! It was quite muddy but nothing too treacherous! I would recommend parking in the neighborhood near the trailhead rather than at the Hau'ula beach park.

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8 months ago

Very muddy in the beginning but then it's amazing how you go from rainforest to Christmas tress to an ocean view!

A fun short hike for me and my pup- nothing too treacherous. Pretty views of the east.

pretty sure this trail is longer than 2.5 miles. Beautiful variety of flora and foreat types, no one else there except our family. fantasy like forests and great views along the ridge

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10 months ago

So so lovely. Every turn took our breath away. Hiked May 24, 2017

trail running
10 months ago

this is two of ours run it start and fire Road than a witness to the left me alone offense to a single Trail and then it's a very nice single trail hiking slash running if you can if you feel comfortable running then its fun muddy and a lot of leaves so when you run just you know security foot kind of Lake know where you're putting your foot its very nice you have to cross to creeks the first one when you cross the trail is on the right side the second one its kind of of yours is it's fun and safe not for kids but they can do it if they there parents train them

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10 months ago

FYI if you take the left turn at the fork you get a bit more of a workout going up the mountain at a steeper incline.

beautiful trail, fork to the left at the fork and you go to the top of the mountain, steep but very fun!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike! Did with both my children 2 and 9 months in baby carriers along with our dog! Great view as well! Perfect for beginners!

11 months ago

little difficult to find.
go past the yellow rail at the end of the street. theres a lot of private property so be sure to not trespass. stay on the paved road until you see a beat up metal mailbox on the right hand side. take a right there. the first half mile of the trail leads to the loop. loop can be taken left or right, left is steeper though.
definitely bring bug spray

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11 months ago

It's definitely an easy hike. It's so easy that my husband and I decided to listen to a resident's advice and went on a side trail when we came down for a better view. (Definitely not recommended if you don't have any equipments to mark your path.) The side trail is a lot tinier than the main trail. Minor cuts and insects bites are expected since you are basically go through trees on a small path. There were orange marks and ropes tied to the trees to assist the hikers. At the end of the side trail, the hill gets so steep and you had to hold on trees to climb up. Anyway, I don't think we were on the top since we didn't see a better view, but we were lost as we couldn't find the tree that we used to come up(duh). So we were lost in the woods for 30 minutes finding the path to get back on the side or main trail. I was about to call 911. But my dear husband thought we could make it. So we basically rolled down trees to trees and eventually rolled onto the main trail. Mahalo.

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