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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 2 May 2018
Houston, Texas
A peaceful moderate hike

We've done multiple hikes in Oahu and this trail is one of our favorites. It is fairly easy to... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 May 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

1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 27 January 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

Thank jingjing2x
Reviewed 10 January 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

3  Thank Quanilani
Reviewed 19 October 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

1  Thank 780rickp
Reviewed 17 August 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.

1  Thank EWNL
Reviewed 21 June 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

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 28 March 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

Thank vanxl31
Reviewed 15 February 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

Thank AmyTravels720
Reviewed 17 November 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

Thank Mary6404
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Makiki Valley area offers a trail system comprises of over 10 interlinked trails. If you go to Yelp Oahu you will be able to find several independently listed trails. The most noticeable one is probably the Makiki Valley loop trail. Directions on Yelp is quite...More

1  Thank echoytx
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