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Puu Ualakaa State Park

Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808 587 0300
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Ranked #32 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Lookouts
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Makati City
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Saw this State Park as an alternative to hiking Diamond Head because we had grandkids with us so I thought this would be a best second choice and wow was it ever! Next time around we might have picnic also there, lots of free parking and the view is just heaven to see. Next time around we would hike Diamond... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited after visiting Punch Bowl cemetery. GPS notwithstanding, we did eventually get there via Tantalus on the way up. The drive up was as expected, the park just wasn't where my mind thought it should have been! Popular place at sunset, though it didn't get crowded. Spectacular vistas.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Besides the obvious reason to visit this park, which is to enjoy a great top view of Honolulu including the Diamond Head, you can also kill two rabbits with one stone and do the Tantalus Drive on your way down. To do so, turn LEFT after crossing the main gate on your way out for. Too bad they close early... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Recommend stopping by the Puu Ualakaa State Park if you are in the area, i.e. stopping by the Pacific Memorial Cemetery or driving through the Round Top Loop Drive. There is a great spot to see Honolulu and Waikiki from above. One word of caution, the road leading to this parks is very narrow and numerous sharp turns; drive the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a lovely park with an amazing view over the entire south shore. The drive to the top was winding and beautiful! Park had a police office in the parking lot. Breeze was perfect. Got there early afternoon.

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you have a car, this is a must stop. We came here during sunset and it was amazing. You get a complete panorama view of Honolulu and the surrounding area, including Diamond Head. There is a nice grass area to lay down and read a book if you have the time. The only warning I would give is that... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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150 reviews 150 reviews
129 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great views. Worth driving out of the way. Nice trails. Lots of free parking. Picnic tables. Lots of people seem to walk their dogs there.

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Leanordtown, MD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you got a car and are driving around the Honolulu area anyway, this is worth the stop. Free to get in and park, great view of city, punch bowl, Diamond Head, and you can even see Pearl Harbor in the distance. Fun drive up the winding roads.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everyone should go there...Rent a car and pack goodies and wine. Best view you can see....Park close 745pm but enough time to see sunset!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The best view of Honolulu, Waikiki and Diamond Head! Worth the drive and don't forget your camera. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it el fresco in one of the pavilions. For those of you who love hiking, there are a few trails. For us, we just went to enjoy the ride on our motorcycles and the view.

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