ʻUalakaʻa Trail
Hawaii hikers

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PARK UPDATES: 11/23/21 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving.

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11/5/21 - [OAHU] - Beginning Saturday Nov. 6, 2021 the gates at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park will be OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.

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10/12/21 - [KAUAI] - Sections of the Waimea Canyon Lookout are currently CLOSED while repairs are done to the middle viewing deck. This project does not affect other lookouts in Waimea Canyon State Park and Kokee State Park.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

ʻUalakaʻa Trail

3/6/19 - Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Wayside Park is undergoing construction improvements to the City & County of Honolulu’s Radio Communication facilities but remains OPEN to the public. Minor impacts to visitor experience are expected. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by September 2019. For more information please see the official Announcement at the bottom of the State Parks homepage.

Trail Length 0.53 miles
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Terrain Forested
Elevation Gain 400 ft
Park Name Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa State Wayside

Route

The trail begins in Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a State Wayside. It is a short loop through thick forest canopy. At the uphill end of the trail you come to a 4-way intersection with Makiki Valley, Moleka, and Maunalaha Trails. There is a system trail map at this intersection. This is a good family trail.

Directions

Proceed uphill on Round Top Drive. At a hairpin turn, look for Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a State Wayside on the left. Drive into the State Park looking for the trailhead sign at the end of the first curve of the road. Continue up the road to the parking area, then walk back down the road to the trailhead.

Additional Info

  • Mountain biking is NOT allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Keep dogs on leash.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.