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Makiki Valley Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop hike in the Koolau range in Honolulu; a good geocache trail if you geocache.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Loop

1,076' 328 m

High

262' 80 m

Low

911' 278 m

Up

912' 278 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly I see plenty of kids doing this loop. It is not that strenuous.

Overview

A good workout trail that is close to the city and Waikiki. Geocachers take note - there are 20 caches along this trail.

Need to Know

The Maunalaha Trail has more pitch to it than the Kanealole Trail. Depending on how much climbing you want to do will determine if you go clockwise or counter-clockwise.

Description

The Makiki Valley Loop is actually a combination of the Kanealole Trail, the Maunalaha Trail, and the Makiki Valley Trail. It is a little over three miles round trip.

The east (right side from the trailhead) has a bit steeper pitch/climb to it. So you can adjust the direction of the loop depending on if you want a little more or less climb. The trail has enough pitch to get your heart rate up, but isn't so taxing that kids can't do it.

There are some nice city views. There is a stream running through the middle. There are a couple waterfalls visible from the trail, but you have to look for them. There are also some scenic vegetation areas.

Geocachers alert: There are about 20 geocaches hidden along this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Various birds. There is alot of foliage on the trail

History & Background

This trail is maintained by the State of Hawaii.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tre Martin

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Photos

The vines.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI
Lots of neat trees.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI
The tunnel.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI
One of the ridges.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI
Stream crossing.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI
One of the waterfalls through the brush.
Nov 6, 2016 near Honolulu, HI

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Feb 25, 2019
Bekah K
3.1mi
Aug 15, 2018
Tiffany Turner
Jan 18, 2018
Sean B
Sep 10, 2017
Chris Neiman
Aug 24, 2017
Neil Steve
Made it! Went clockwise versus counter clockwise. Easier on the legs 3.1mi
Apr 11, 2017
Tortilla Jane