Route: Printable Topographic Maps Kanealole Trail begins off the lower section of the Maunalaha trail 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.
Directions: From 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 is Makiki Heights Road. Continue for approximately 0.5 miles 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 shortly up the road till you see a gravel parking lot on your left. Parking for the trail is available in this lot. Proceed up the road on foot till you reach a stone building (public restroom) on your right. Turn right just before the building and the trail head begins right after the bridge. Trail Information: Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.Dog Owners: Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.
Special pig control hunt in progress on this trail. Hunting with hunting dogs will take place Wednesdays and Sundays from sun-up to sundown on this trail. Hikers with pet dogs should consider using other trails during control hunt period to avoid possible encounters with hunting dogs.
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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.