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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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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2 months 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.

2 months ago

Added by Shauna Simons

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

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