The Kanealole Trail is part of the Honolulu Mauka trail system. It begins behind the Oahu Division of Forestry and Wildlife Makiki Office and goes up Makiki Valley. This trail ascends gradually along a stream through dense forest and connects with Makiki Valley Trail after 0.7 miles.
Continuing on: Once you intersect with Makiki Valley Trail, you may take the left route which takes you to Nahuina Trail and Tantalus Drive. Or you may take the right route and proceed east. Makiki Valley Trail will ascend gradually to a 4-way intersection. To return to the parking area from here, take Maunalaha Trail which will descend along a steep ridge back down to the Forestry and Wildlife Baseyard and the parking lot.
Stay on the trail. Keep dogs on leash. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.
Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk.
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Directions: From Punahou, Punahou, heading towards the mountains, turn left on Nehoa St. At the first traffic light,turn right on Makiki Street. When you reach the Board of Water supply park, follow the left fork, which isMakiki Heights Road. Continue for approximately 0.5 mile until the road makes a sharp hairpin turn to the left (look for a row of mailboxes on the right side of the road). At the hairpin turn, continue straight ahead through a green iron gate (there is a sign that says Makiki Forest Recreation Area). Continue almost to the end of this road. Just past the Hawai`i Nature Center trailers, on the right, there is a large parking area for trail users.
Distance: 0.7 miles
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