What to do in Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside

Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside encompasses 50 acres of a forested area on a cinder cone northeast of downtown Honolulu. The park is found in the eastern portion of the Koolau Mountains.

Visitors can identify downtown Honolulu, Manoa Valley, Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor from the site. The park offers a picnic area which includes a picnic pavilion. In addition, a hiking trail and restrooms are maintained in the park. The Ualaka'a Loop Trail consists of a one-mile loop offering scenic views.

Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area is another State Park site found in this region which also offers scenic views, hiking and picnicking.

Recreation opportunities at this state wayside includes picnicking, viewing scenery, photography and hiking.

This site lies north of downtown Honolulu and can be accessed directly from Round Top Drive, off Makiki Street.

The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

P.O. Box 621
1151 Punchbowl Street, 131
Honolulu, HI 96809

Phone: 808-587-0300

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