Maunawili Demonstration Trail -- West Trailhead from Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Kailua, Hawaii 96734

Maunawili Demonstration Trail -- West Trailhead from Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Maunawili Demonstration Trail -- West Trailhead from Nuuanu Pali Lookout Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Maunawili Demonstration Trail is a well-defined tropical forest hike with scenic vistas across the windward side of the Koolau Range. The 9.3-mile trail connects the Nuuanu Pali Lookout with Waimanalo on the windward coast, circling around the three distinct peaks of Mount Olomana to the northeast.

This hike follows the first two miles of the trail along the north wall of Maunawili Valley on the lush slopes of the Koolau Mountains. The hike can be combined with the trail from the Waimanalo trailhead for a one-way shuttle hike."

Maunawili Demonstration Trail -- West Trailhead from Nuuanu Pali Lookout Trip Reports

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4/24/2010
I know this hike can be started from a few different points but I believe the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout is the best. The parking is 3 dollars if you aren't from Hawaii. The views from the Lookout are amazing, as you make your way down the old Pali road keep your eyes out for wild boar. There were a few trickling waterfalls, good enough to cool yourself off. Despite the beautiful weather I only ran into about 5 other people. Overall a very scenic and pretty easy hike.
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11/12/2006
Beautiful views from quiet valleys. We walked about 3 miles then turned back to make a 6 mile easy hike. But you can go as far as 9.5 miles each way. Easy going on a dry day with few slippery spots. Not crowded on a Fall Sunday - we met just a few other hikers along the way.
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Maunawili Demonstration Trail -- West Trailhead from Nuuanu Pali Lookout Photos

Trail Information

Kailua
Nearby City
4
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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