ʻUalakaʻa Trail
Hawaii hikers

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES:  9/10/21 - [KAUAI] - Public restrooms at Haena State Park may be temporarily unavailable Monday Sept 13 from 12:30pm-3:30pm as the Department of Water makes repairs and improvements to the waterline along Kuhio Highway.

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5/21/21 - [OAHU] - The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.

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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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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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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.