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Nu'uanu Trail is part of the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. The trail ascends the west side of upper Pauoa Valley and Pauoa Flats. Once it reaches the ridgetop, it then descends into Nuuanu Valley. The trail offers panoramic views of Honolulu, the Waianae Range and the airport area. On the Pauoa Valley side, the trail intersects the Pauoa Flats Trail. It also intersects the Judd Trail on the Pali side. The lower sections of this trail may be difficult for novice hikers.

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 Honolulu, Proceed mauka on Tantalus Drive, past the Nahuina Trailhead sign. At this point, the roadnarrows. Look for the Kalawahine Trailhead sign on the left hand side of the road (It is adjacent to a private road that goes straight up a hill.) The Kalawahine Trail is directly to the left. Or: From Honolulu on the Pali Highway, turn right on Nuunau Pali Drive until you reach a concrete bridge. Immediately to your right is an open area in the ironwood trees. This is the trailhead for Judd Trail. Park along the road at the trailhead.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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O'ahu, Hawaii

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