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Maunalaha, Makiki Valley Trail, KanealoleTrail ....Loop from Hawaiian Nature Center

No short hike, it took us 2 hours and 40 minutes. We are not in great shape but have been on many hikes of varying degrees of difficulty on Oahu and Kauai. This has everything in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Quanilani
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

No short hike, it took us 2 hours and 40 minutes. We are not in great shape but have been on many hikes of varying degrees of difficulty on Oahu and Kauai. This has everything in it in the winter. Multiple stream crossings and streneous hiking over exposed roots (depending which way you go at the starting point) either up... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was lucky enough to be staying in Makiki and this trail was within walking distance. The trail guide calls this hike "a pleasant, shady loop" and rates it a moderate hike. I found it very challenging but well worth the effort. The trail rises up to 800 ft in elevation gain for a 1200 ft summit. In other words... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Compared to the other trails, there is no grand view at the end of Moleka Trail. Instead, by hiking this trail, you will feel the elevation changes which will eventually lead you to a bamboo forest.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I was in the city without a car, and so had to get to hikes either on bus or by foot. Manoa falls was particularly muddy when I went, but this set of hikes wasn't crowded, nor was there much mud to speak of. (I did this hike in July.) I liked that there were many different options ... and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Looking to have some fun in the afternoon, my friend and I decided to take the dogs for a hike. It was hot so we wanted a shaded one that wasn't too strenuous as one dog isn't so coordinated. So Makiki Valley Loop trail we went. This trail offers a lot of nice things for a nice afternoon hike. A... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I wanted to get outdoors for an easy hike and found this one listed. We easily found the parking lot as the directions from google maps took us right there. The trail was clearly marked and we set out. Immediately we were going up in elevation and the trail kept going. I didn't see as much water as I would... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

If you want to get into the rainforest, this is a great hike. It's not especially strenuous, but it can be muddy and slippery at times. When I went on a Thursday over the noon hour, there was nobody on the trail except me. Take water, your camera, a rainproof jacket or poncho and water resistant shoes!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Makiki Valley area offers a trail system comprises of over 10 interlinked trails. If you go to Yelp Oahu you will be able to find several independently listed trails. The most noticeable one is probably the Makiki Valley loop trail. Directions on Yelp is quite accurate. You can find information and trail map on Na Ala Hele website. Makiki Valley... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent hiking area in the mountains not far from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Very beautiful with a remote feeling but only minutes from civilization. Trails are marked for different levels of ability. Easy to more difficult.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Makiki state recreation area is tough to find. Once you find the gravel parking area, on the left just before a green gate closes off the road, finding the trailhead is easy. Go past the green gate and the trailhead starts on the right, just behind the bathrooms. We went to the right first and continued around the loop. The... More 

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