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The Makiki Trail was a beautiful, shady, moderate hike through the rain forest. You have to watch... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
shellykf
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Snohomish, Washington
Great place for medium hike and plenty of parking

To get to this place you have to go thru some local neighborhoods, the place has restrooms that are... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
bryanmantezoni
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

The Makiki Trail was a beautiful, shady, moderate hike through the rain forest. You have to watch carefully where you walk, there are many roots, rocks and puddles. Wear good shoes. Not for children. There is parking and restrooms.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shellykf
Reviewed May 2, 2018

To get to this place you have to go thru some local neighborhoods, the place has restrooms that are clean, plenty of parking or at least the day that we went (Sunday morning) and the hike is medium, once you get to some places to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed January 27, 2018

We've done multiple hikes in Oahu and this trail is one of our favorites. It is fairly easy to moderate level in difficulty mainly because of the uneven trails that you have to contend with. You are basically faced with roots jutting out of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

No short hike, it took us 2 hours and 40 minutes. We are not in great shape but have been on many hikes of varying degrees of difficulty on Oahu and Kauai. This has everything in it in the winter. Multiple stream crossings and streneous...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Quanilani
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was lucky enough to be staying in Makiki and this trail was within walking distance. The trail guide calls this hike "a pleasant, shady loop" and rates it a moderate hike. I found it very challenging but well worth the effort. The trail rises...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 780rickp
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Compared to the other trails, there is no grand view at the end of Moleka Trail. Instead, by hiking this trail, you will feel the elevation changes which will eventually lead you to a bamboo forest.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank EWNL
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I was in the city without a car, and so had to get to hikes either on bus or by foot. Manoa falls was particularly muddy when I went, but this set of hikes wasn't crowded, nor was there much mud to speak of. (I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Looking to have some fun in the afternoon, my friend and I decided to take the dogs for a hike. It was hot so we wanted a shaded one that wasn't too strenuous as one dog isn't so coordinated. So Makiki Valley Loop trail we...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank vanxl31
Reviewed February 15, 2016

I wanted to get outdoors for an easy hike and found this one listed. We easily found the parking lot as the directions from google maps took us right there. The trail was clearly marked and we set out. Immediately we were going up in...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank AmyTravels720
Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you want to get into the rainforest, this is a great hike. It's not especially strenuous, but it can be muddy and slippery at times. When I went on a Thursday over the noon hour, there was nobody on the trail except me. Take...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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