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

5 days ago

Beautiful trail that opens to a grove of large pines! Muddy and rooty- of course!

Trail totally overgrown. Made it in a little ways then totally lost the trail and gps didn’t help. Trail is gone.

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6 days ago

Completed with a "newbie" so the trek was slow and with the recent rains some definite slick spots.

Decided to take the road back since the trail was a little slick.

Ended up being 2.5 miles.

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7 days ago

Definitely a cardio workout! Beautiful views up top. Wouldn't recommend beginners to do it.

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15 days ago

Nice trail, easy to moderate based on root structure and elevation changes.

Couple spots to swim with off shoots of the main trail.

1 month ago

Great little hike. Nice little waterfall and awesome trees

Almost 200 stairsteps lead off this very nice ridge hike. We managed to complete in just over 3 hours and only 1 fall. There is a likely turnaround point about 2/3 of the way. Go to the end before turning around, it’s worth it.

Hiked this trail today. Would rate it high end of moderate because of overgrown uluhe, etc in the last mile plus covering the single track and very muddy trail. Bring a few liters of water and some snacks. Had a few ropes but not really needed. GPS showed 8.04 miles.

Does anyone know if there is flowing water/springs on this trail that you can use for purifying?

Really great for baby wearing! Easy and scenic.

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2 months ago

Awesome, very unique hike! If bringing kids or pets, it would be much advised to wait until the weather has been dry for at least a few days. We did it the day after a small rain storm, but after about a week of a swell. The river was extremely high! There were actual rapids, making the crossing fairly difficult for adults. My son, aged 3, had to be carried across and the water reached to my stomach and was very fast moving. It was absolutely worth it, though!
With the extra high waters, it was hard in two spots to find the path. The map had a hard time pinpointing my location, so it was a very loose guide.
We LOVED it! Definitely recommend

3 months ago

Very kid friendly, easy hike. Mosquitoes and mud, so come prepared with bug spray.

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3 months ago

Moderate hike with some nice views. Best to park on Kalihi Street and walk to trailhead. About 2.1 miles out to turnaround area. Looks like the trail goes further through some uluhe, but saved that for next time.

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3 months ago

Easy hike with bamboo trees, captain cook pines, and stream with waterfall. Kid and pet friendly.

Beautiful trees, you have to walk through the water at the beginning. The trail gets pretty muddy in spots, bring bug spray and wipes to wipe your hands if you need too. Our family had a great time!

3 months ago

It was ok. There was a chance to go through a creek and interesting to see the different types of tree.

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4 months ago

Very easy hike. Absolutely beautiful foliage.

To find this trail, you need to walk all the way up Manaiki Pl. When you reach the end of the street, look for a white mailbox to your right. Take the stairs right next to the mailbox. While it looks like the stairs to someone's home, continue on until the stairs become a trail. You will know you're on the right track when you reach a grafitti- covered concrete water tank. The ridgeline trail end when you reach a breezy cluster of pine trees, despite the GPS map saying you are only halfway. Enjoy!

4 months ago

street parking and walk around the elementary school grounds, up a walk, and cut through the playground along the fence and the trailhead is pretty obvious. quick ascent up to radar road and then a fairly monotonous up and down ridge hike until near the end. the sights along the way are ok. lots of scratchy ferns. the final ascent is where this gets a hard rating. definitely more fun at the end and probably for more experienced folks. took 7 hours total including breaks at an easy pace.

Nice little hike. Parking on the street, take mosquito spray! Has a river crossing, my kids 8, 10 loved hopping over the slippery stones in the water. Path a little muddy but overall ok. Beautiful forest walk with very small waterfall. Took us about an hour but we walked VERY slow.

7 months ago

Cross the street from Nalonieha Street and go past the water pumping station to the end of the street. Take the steep steps into the woods and you are on the trail. We enjoyed the trail: hiking sticks are recommended.

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8 months ago

A great hike which is a bit tedious in the beginning but the views are worth it.

8 months ago

Took a quick hike in the Nu’uanu Valley. Definitely a rooty and slippery hike, but a beautiful forest hike which included crossing Nu’uanu Stream and then hike down to the waterfall and around. Circular trail has a branch which leads to a 3 mike trail to Manoa Falls. That was not in the plans for today...especially when it started raining and getting dark. Maybe another time. Still in shock someone left a dirt diaper behind for the trail cleanup crew. Gross!

8 months ago

Loved this trail. Can get a bit muddy. Beautiful trees!

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8 months ago

Great trail for an easy hike in the shade. My dog loved this hike. There was a stream and a waterfall my dog cooled off in. Highly recommend.

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10 months ago

Parked at the Na Pueo Park, and headed up the Kapalama Trail to the Lanihuli summit. Pouring rain today for the first couple hours and clouds at the top...will have to do this hike again when it is clear. Even with all the rain, the trail was not muddy at all which made the hike more enjoyable.

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10 months ago

went two hours in and two hours back. only got about 2 miles through. beautiful trail. great time. easy to follow, just lots of up and down.

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11 months ago

8/6/2017-Was pretty good weather today and hike had a little mud. Trail was fairly easy to navigate and only encountered 8 groups of hikers the whole time. Trail is mostly shaded so that's a plus and not too many people were swimming at Jackass Ginger Pool. Please be aware some people do let their dogs roam without a leash on this trail.

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11 months ago

More of a nature walk than a hike, but very rewarding! Wear your swimsuit and bring some good hiking sandals or water shoes to swim in the Jackass Ginger pool.

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