Kaunala Loop

Haleiwa, Hawaii

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The Kaunala Trail, in the Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve, is a favorite hike with a wide cross section of natural features. The diverse hike includes lush tropical forests, jungle stream crossings, forested valleys, ridges and sweeping ridgetop vistas of the mountains and coastline. The serpentine path winds through a forest canopy with groves of eucalyptus, ohia, kukui, ironwood, mahogany, silk and Norfolk Island pine.

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"The Kaunala Trail, in the Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve, is a favorite hike with a wide cross section of natural features. The diverse hike includes lush tropical forests, jungle stream crossings, forested valleys, ridges and sweeping ridgetop vistas of the mountains and coastline. The serpentine path winds through a forest canopy with groves of eucalyptus, ohia, kukui, ironwood, mahogany, silk and Norfolk Island pine."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Haleiwa
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Waimea and Kahuku - Oahu Reference Maps: North Shore/Leeward Coast

Kaunala Loop Reviews

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5/12/2008
I have never seen so many 'No Trespassing' signs in my life but we ignored them just like the description explains. None of the signs indicated that the trail is only open on the weekend so we went ahead. There were even a few locals using the trail for running. I loved this trail for its botanical diversity and birdlife! The warm day slowed us down a bit. The view was good but would have been spectacular if not for the haze.
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8/23/2007
Good hike, but not as much different flowers or views as others in northern Oahu. Driving and hiking directions were right on.
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