Hike Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill

Hawaii Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill

Added by Shauna Simons

This quick and easy hike provides epic view of Kaneohe Bay. This is a great hike for the whole family.

Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill is a fun hike for all ages. The 1.5 mile round-trip hike is mostly flat with a few steep inclines and takes about 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Most of the hike is covered, so the sun doesn’t play a big factor, but it can get pretty muddy and humid after a rain.

This easy hike has a big payoff at the top - panoramic views of Kaneohe Bay, from Coconut Island to Chinaman's Hat. On a clear day, you may even see Molokai, Maui and Lanai in the distance.

Pack List

  • Hiking/sturdy shoes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • A snack to enjoy at the top
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Hiking, Photography

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Year Round

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1.5 Miles



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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24 days ago

Not Family Friendly; Great Payoff

The view at the top is gorgeous, and the WW2 ruins make for a nice platform to look out. We went up with a toddler and a baby—I would say the climbs are much too much for them. There is actually very little cover from sun (wear a hat). It might be more do-able when it's dry. Mosquitos are really bad, so be sure to wear spray! It gets very muddy; wear hiking sandals/something that dries. Would do it again, but not with kids.

24 days ago

Added by Shauna Simons

PNW native adventuring around Oahu and beyond with my other half, Christopher Simons.

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