ʻUalakaʻa Trail
Hawaii hikers

**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/16/24 – Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast SWP has REOPENED and the Kauai Northshore Shuttle to Ha’ena SP has RESUMED.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 4/15/24 – Vehicle access road in the Mokuleʻia Section of Ka’ena Point State Park is CLOSED due to inclement weather. Keawa’ula Section of Ka’ena Point State Park: water pump down; comfort station closed; portable toilets available.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 3/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

ʻUalakaʻa Trail

[OAHU] UPDATED 2/10/23 - PUʻU UʻALA KAʻA SWS is CLOSED due to power outages and no water.

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.