On March 31 2012 I headed up Maunalaha Trail and connected to the `Ualaka`a Trail and topped out at the Pu`u `Ualaka`a State Wayside and lookout. Maunalaha is relatively uninteresting. It's a moderately steep climb to the `Ualaka`a Trail junction.
The trail offers virtually no views or scenic lookouts.
At the end of the trail there is a junction with the Makiki Valley Trail and the `Ualaka`a Trail. I headed right on the Makiki Valley trail which connects further down the trail to the `Ualaka`a Trail.
The Makiki Valley Trail crosses Tantalus Drive then descends to Pu`u `Ualaka`a Park and the lookout.
Along the was a swing setup. The swing had a beautiful view of Diamond Head.
The trail to Pu`u `Ualaka`a Park was lined with tall trees.
At the park the views of Manoa, Kaimuki, Waikiki, McCully and Diamond Head were magnificent.
I returned to Maunalaha Trail on the `Ualaka`a Trail. I passed this interesting skirt on one of the tall pine trees.
From there it was back to the Makiki Valley/Maunalaha Trail junction, down Maunalaha Trail and back to my car.
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