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

Great hike, paved all the way. Access to the tide pools is possible from just past the whale watching outpost however DO NOT TAKE BACK PACK KIDS OR THOSE TO SMALL TO CLIMB ON THEIR OWN!

Not that spectacular. Very muddy. Not a loop, if you take puu ohia you still have to walk back on the road for a mile.

Fun, moderate trail to the ridge. The final stretch has rope work and is fairly steep but only for a short little while. We started with a group of about 14 but then only 5 of us made it to the very end. Even if you don't hike the full length, the views are worth the hike and you can turn around at any point since it's an in/out trail. This trail connects to Ka'au - would love to come back one day to go up this trail then come down Ka'au side. Final note: keep an eye on the weather in the days before doing this hike, there are parts that would essentially turn into mudslides after heavy rains.

This trail is paved and a nice gradual climb. I would definitely recommend it for sunrise (just like every other hike on this island). Great views at the end of the lighthouse and of the ocean, looking east.
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Not an ounce of shade on this trail but worth it for a great view of the ocean and coast! Easy and paved!

There are lots of pull outs for photos of the Blowhole and waves crashing against sea cliffs. There are several beaches to check out along this route as well. Totally worth the drive

This is a loop. it was beautiful but very muddy. Last quarter of hike was on Tantalus.

Went to do this one but the gps takes me to the Kolowalu trail instead. How do I get to this one?

I liked this trail. For trail running it was good and not muddy or covered in roots. There are views of Honolulu every mile or so.

the hike isn't hard but the rating hard for me comes from the arch itself.

I would I say I'm a pretty good hiker and have hiked way dangerous ones than this one but don't under estimate the arch. If you go up the arch go back down the same way you came up and then use the trail on the right to go under the arch(there is one on the left I heard about but didn't see it ) I saw that there was a little edge area on the right near the top that could access the trail under the arch DONT go this way, I tried to jump from here needless to say lost my footing and got scratched up quite a bit from the fall. It was pretty sketchy because of the incline and the loose rocks on the trail below. Please head my advice and use the trail to the right .

otherwise great little hike and experience

Beautiful views!! Paved road the entire way, it’s exposed so it will be hot to walk on during the middle of the day.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail after the Moana waterfall. Didn't complete the loop, but hiked it just before it branch's off and had to turn around due to time. I would love to go back and complete it. It was raining heavily during the whole hike, so the use of bamboo sticks helped a lot on the way back, four of us left those bamboo sticks at the trail entrance for others to use.

Amazing kayak and hike! What a great experience! Amazing views and a good workout too!

Pretty views! Go early to avoid the hot sun and to grab a parking spot in the parking lot. I suggest sunrise because it is quite beautiful as the sun peaks over the lighthouse! Mostly uphill, but completely paved. Good workout first thing in the morning!

We kayak to the island without rush. Left the kayak on the shore and climbed up the small but still challenging hill for a great view. Sun is strong out there so be prepared with sunblock and water. And since it’s already popular destination don’t expect for a peaceful sit back on the top off the hill or even for some good pictures. It’s just small platform and so crowded, like in a lot of places in Hawaii.
Fun activities for day with family or friends in general. The view and the nature makes it so worth it and beautiful.

Easy to pass the trail. Not well marked and many new offshoots for the water utilities and government property. Could not find the trail past the waterfall.
Incredibly muddy, even during the dry season.

10 days ago

Decent for an early morning run

While it's a short hike, it is a challenge. getting up to the ridge takes some navigating. We started up the top of the arch decided against it. The gravel up the right side was super slick. Don't trust any rock not to come loose. Test handholds and footholds. All that said, it was one of the coolest hikes on the island! Views were breathtaking!

hiking
10 days ago

Did ‚big loop‘ including Pauoa Flats Loop and lookout - great hike, amazing views but very muddy and dug up by pigs... Def wear proper trail shoes.

Got thrown off by the blockage of the trail at the onset. Seems a log and lots of overgrowth detracts from the tropic beauty.

Staying with it even though it's a short distance may appeal to the nature/birdie.

hiking
13 days ago

Fun hike during the rain. The waterfalls were raging. Very muddy trails

Hot but spectacular views.

road biking
15 days ago

Good ride, a little congested and several areas of construction. Decided to break off and upgrade to Diamond Head Crater. After the crater, completed the opposite side of the canal.

road biking
15 days ago

What a workout! The views certainly take away any agony endured given the elevation changes. A must if fitness and views fit you!

Nice walk up and down the paved trail. The path is wide enough that it never got backed up for felt too congested with the amount of people that were there. Beautiful views the whole time. Had to park on the road when we arrived around 8:30am. Definitely a worth while hike!

hiking
17 days ago

Gave 4 stars because it is actually an alright walk.
Like other comments, you will find many slippery and muddy areas. I would recommend bring shoes with considerable grip and or shoes you don’t want to get to ruined eg don’t bring your road running shoes. View at the end is unique, you find yourself surrounded by the mountains with a view of the city to your front.
Distance is fine. It’s makes for a nice afternoon walk with plenty of over hanging canopy to shade you from the sun.

I am very impressed. The nature and the wildlife was just amazing. Clean water and no people. One of my favorite waterfall trails.
Also I would like to say thank you to a person who marked the trail, very helpful.

great hike overall. close to Honolulu, moderately challenging (lots of stairs), decently maintained trail, and great views along the way and at the summit. to get to the trailhead you need to get a pass from the gate which requires a valid ID from the driver and caps the number of people on the trail. can get a little slick when it rains. at a decent pace around 2 hours but closer to 3-4 if you need to take the stairs slowly or long breaks

Way too many homeless people. Had to turn around bc they start messing with you and playing mind games with you. Don’t know if it’s a scare tactic or just for fun. Too many stray dogs. Scenery isn’t worth it at all.

5 stars, if your willing at the 3rd lookout point (with the telescope) to go down the side of the hill. There are some tide pools at the bottom of it and it is beautiful and awesome you can swim and they get deep. The ocean crashes against the sides pretty hard. So I wouldn’t advise getting to close to the edge. Me and my wife spent a good hour or so down there just hanging out and watching the fish in the pools. Didn’t finish the actual hike due to being smoked after the climb to and from the ride pools. Other than that it’s paved and easy. Crowded but fun. Parking does suck.

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