The Underrated Hike In Hawaii That Will Lead You To Unforgettable Views
By Megan Shute|Published July 06, 2017
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
From easy, paved hikes like Maui’s Kapalua Coastal Trail to strenuous multi-day backpacking excursions like Kauai’s Kalalau Trail, the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible hiking trails, each one more breathtaking than the last. While many of these popular hikes can get crowded, especially on the island of Oahu, there are other, lesser-known trails that will not only take you a million miles away from it all but also lead to unforgettable panoramic views. One such hike is Oahu’s Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Trail, more commonly referred to among locals as “digging hill.”
A warning: this trail traverses through private property, and while there have been no reports of the trail being shut down, it doesn’t take much for the landowners to do so. Please be respectful, quiet, and heed all warning signs.
Have you experienced this breathtaking Hawaii hike? What is your favorite trail across the Hawaiian Islands? Maybe you’ll find it listed on our Hawaii hiking bucket list.
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