- Getting There: From the intersection of Nehoa and Makiki Streets, proceed mauka and turn left on Makiki Heights Drive. Proceed for approximately 0.5 mile until the road makes a sharp left turn (look for a row of mailboxes on the right side of the road). Proceed straight ahead past the mailboxes through a green gate. There is sign that says, "Makiki Forest Recreation Area." Proceed mauka until you encounter the Forestry and Wildlife Baseyard. There is a parking lot to the right of the Baseyard. You may park here.Maunalaha Trail, is a 0.7 mile hike that begins behind the Nature Center. It crosses a bridge and proceeds left past several taro loi. After one switchback, the trail steeply climbs the east ridge of Makiki Valley.
At 0.7 mi., the trail comes to a 4-way intersection. The extreme right route is the Ualakaa Trail and it takes you to the Ualakaa State Park. The mauka route takes you to the Moleka Trail Trailhead as well as Round Top Drive. The left route is the Makiki Valley Trail, which drops down in the valley, and then goes back up to Tantalus Drive. You can also take this route, cross the valley until you get to an intersection, turn left and proceed makai (toward the ocean) on Kanealole Trail. This route forms a loop which will take you back to the Nature Center and Division of Forestry and Wildlife Baseyard.
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