The Hawaii Forest Trail That Holds A Long Forgotten Secret Of World War II

The Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history, from the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959. While you will find historical landmarks across the Aloha State, there’s plenty of history hiding in the shadows, including this little-known piece of history that dates back to World War II.

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Have you ever hiked the gorgeous Pu’u Maelieli Trail? If so, share your experiences and opinions in the comments below. You can learn more about this one-of-a-kind hike on AllTrails.

Then, click here to discover the forest trail in Hawaii that leads hikers to plane wreckage from 1944.