A few months ago Sommer "found" a trail a few blocks from our house. She keeps calling it our "Secret hike." Today I wanted to do Aiea Ridge, but that didn't work out so I headed up Makiki Valley to do our "secret" hike.
The Loop is actually three separate trails, the Kanealole, Makiki Valley, and Maunalaha trails.
Starting up the Kanealole trail you come accross some lo`i (taro patch).
Some fresh water shrimp swimming in the lo`i.
The trail follows the Makiki Stream up the valley.
Lots of shade on the trail...most of the way your under the canopy of towering trees.
From the Kanealole trail you turn right on to the Makiki Valley trail.
There's another little bridge on the Makiki Valley trail.
At the end of the Makiki Valley trail there is a junction with 3 other trail. You head down the ridge on the Maunalaha trail and head back to the start of the loop.
All pau! The rest of the pictures here.