Hike the Kapalama Loop Trail via Na Pueo Park

  • September 29, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Hello Hikers, We will meet on Saturday, Sept 29, at Na Pueo Mini park on Alewa Drive at 9 AM to redo this hike. The Na Pueo (the owls) mini park is right across Hoomaikai street. I suggest you park on Hoomaikai street, then walk across to Na Pueo Park. The hike goes around the water tank and follows a rough trail along the side of Kapalama ridge( Kapalama ridge is the ridge that Alewa Drive is built on). After 25 minutes going up the side of the ridge, the trail connects with the Kapalama Ridge trail. . Note: Kapalama Ridge is the ridge behind Kamehameha School. If you look up Nuuanu valley from downtown Honolulu, the ridge on the left side is Kapalama Ridge. I suggest a hiking stick on this hike to support you. Long pants may be useful both to protect you from plants and the cool temperatures from the winds blowing across the ridge. This is an uphill hike. Bring lunch and water for this hike. One person who did this hike was bothered by mosquitos so mosquito repellant and sunscreen might be useful. Directions: From downtown Honolulu, drive up the Pali highway until you see the Wyllie street cutoff on the right. Take the Wyllie cutoff and head towards Alewa Drive. When you reach Alewa Drive, turn left and follow it all the way up to the second Na Pueo minipark. There are two Na Pueo minparks, the one farther up Alewa Drive is the one you want. This park is across the entrance to Hoomaikai street. You can also reach Wyllie street by going up Liliha street or Nuuanu Avenue. How far will we hike in? I am estimating about 2 hours in or so. Hope to see you there - Alan

Here’s a write-up of the hike: http://www.explorationhawaii.com/2011/09/30/lanihuli-via-na-pueo-park-bypass-trail-and-kapalama-loop-trail-a-brutal-hike-with-a-magnificent-view/ Here’s a video of the hike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeMLsyX-5CU

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  • Lorraine

    I love this idea, as I love to hike. I would love to attend, but I will not be on island at that time. Please consider doing this again. Novemeber would be a great time.
    Thanks

    September 23, 2012

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