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

2 days ago

Good hike to do yourself. Super peaceful and beautiful views. I definitely recommend it!

Fun hike. Elevation doesn't change much. Definitely take water. Spotted monk seals and the nesting shearwater birds which was awesome! Oh and make sure you park at the appropriate place. I saw about 8 cars get tickets at the entrance of the Hike lol

Great hike. nice views, relatively flat. Monk seals are usually laying out by the point.

Great trail. Nice size climb but not too difficult. Toughest part is at the very beginning. Amazing views from the top.

hiking
5 days ago

This hike is hard! It will tap your reserves quickly with the sudden and steep inclines. Bring plenty of fluids, good hiking boots, and gloves for the ropes.

Total mileage completed: 9 but recorded 7
Hours: 6.5

on Puu O Hulu

5 days ago

Good trail but hot and very little breeze. Views are spectacular at the top. Be sure to have lots of water!

hiking
6 days ago

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Trail is well-marked with purple and orange flagging, appears to be recently cleared. The climbing ropes seem safe however wouldn't trust multiple people at the same time. A good strenuous hike, it took me 2 hours to get to end of trail at the summit near the USAF RADAR dome and about two hours down in conditions a little wet and slippery; all in all a great day hike.

10 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous views. Pretty moderate hike- some steep areas but nothing too difficult. Would recommend going in the AM when temps are cooler. Hike is pretty exposed to be prepared to spend majority of the hike in the sun. HIGHLY recommend!

hiking
12 days ago

Maybe I was just having an off day, but this was not one of my most favorite hikes. I think it's worth going once because the pink pillbox is very famous, but the Ehukai Pillboxes in Pupukea are prettier and the hike is very pleasant and shaded.

Pros: Insanely gorgeous mountain range in view during the hike, amazing ocean view up top, creative graffiti in the pillboxes
Cons: a bit steep with little to steady yourself, if it's windy the ridge on top is unpleasant and scary, go early or it gets HOT!

18 days ago

great views from the top.

Beautiful, flat/easy hike. I took my dog to the edge of the bird sanitary which was more than halfway. There was some glass off the trail where my dog cut herself so be careful .There were also lots of lovely tide pools, def brining my swimsuit next time! Dec bring water because there’s no shade

trail running
28 days ago

It is more vigorous then the others let on, I wouldn’t take children on this hike because it is up hill! But definitely worth the climb because the view is amazing!

hiking
28 days ago

This short little trail is bomb and wastes no time climbing right off. The bat. Great views of the ocean and surrounding suburbs. Ideal at sunset

hiking
1 month ago

So the views are to die for. The hike up although short is a super workout. It’s just too busy and getting too touristy.

Like Koko Head, which is also getting too crowded, this is the type of hike I would do a couple times per week as a workout if I lived closer.

It actually takes more time to drive to it than do the actual hike. Plenty of parking.

Tip: water, baseball hat, and sunscreen! There is no shade until you actually go into the pillboxes. Oh, and keep your dogs on leash! There are a lot of dogs on these trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Short and easy with a great view at the top! It's currently fairly overgrown in a lot of areas, but the trail is still very well defined, so there are no issues in finding your way. You might be rubbing against tall grass and brush though since the trail tends to be narrow almost the entire way up.

Monk seal. Birds. Epic beauty. Awesome ocean. Nuff said. Do it!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked on 4/18 to stretch our legs during vacation. Temp was perfect at 8:30a. Tall grass on the shoulder of the well marked path. We both wore shorts and had no issues. Took approx 25 mins to get up and 20 down. Perfect place to share a lunch or a beverage. Recommended for anyone who brought trail shoes. Mahalo.

hiking
1 month ago

Short, steady incline hike. The views and photo ops are great!

hiking
1 month ago

Love the views, enjoyed the Leeward side away from some consistent rains recently elsewhere.

A good portion of the trail is fairly overgrown, so pants may be in order if the tall grass troubles you.

Solid moderate as it presents a steady incline and some bouldering needed around the pillboxes.

If you wanna to see seals-just do it! 3,5 hours total and you will never forget it! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat. Don’t forget water, camera and have fun!

Pretty easy hike but very muddy if it’s rained. It was raining today but we still went and it was worth it. Definitely bring water, we forgot to and we’re dying lol

hiking
1 month ago

Not a difficult hike considering the elevation change. The switchback routing keeps the grade pretty manageable. I would rate this on the difficult end of EASY. Narrow paths with steep drops likely are what make this trail rate Moderate.

My 7 year old daughter and 11 year old son made the hike with no problem and little complaint.

We took about an hour going up and 30 minutes back down.

Consider wearing pants if you have any grass allergies.

hiking
1 month ago

Love the views, enjoyed the Leeward side away from some consistent rains recently elsewhere.

A good portion of the trail is fairly overgrown, so pants may be in order if tall grass troubles you.

Solid moderate as it presents a steady incline and some bouldering needed around the pillboxes.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with a great view!

Absolutely beautiful! Flat hike with stunning views the entire way! Perfect hike for an overcast day! Please bring a bag with you and pick up a little trash along the way! Always leave a hike cleaner than you found it! I’ll def be back soon!

1 month ago

Real nice Hike. Pretty easy and chill under 30 degrees. Amazing view with plenty of opportunities to take some great shots

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful views of the Waianae Coast. Kid friendly, but watch them closely as there are some narrow spots, especially if you go past the last pillbox.

Worth the trip!

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