- Kaunala Trail begins in a stand of paperbark trees and contours in and out of several gulches. This 2.5 moderatly difficult trail offers good combination of ridge and valley trail and offers great views of the north shore and Waianae Mountain Range. Moreover there are great views of the north shore and Waianae Mountain Range. There is an interesting combination of native and introduced vegetation along this trail. The last portion of the hike is along a dirt road. When you break out of the forest onto the dirt road, go right. About 0.25 miles up the road, you will come to a large iron gate. Continue around the gate and go right at the road intersection. Continue down the road, past the trailhead (now, on your right) to the entrance gate and your parked vehicle. Directions: On Kamehameha Highway, from Haleiwa heading towards Sunset Beach, turn right on Pupukea Road (at Foodland). Continue up the road, past the Pu`u `O Mahuka Heiau, until the road ends at a gate and Camp Pupukea. Park below the Boy Scout camp along the road.
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