Makaha Arboretum Trail

Trail in Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    0.99 miles

Contact Information

Description

Trailhead access may be restricted

Due to the closure of certain State and City Parks and other facilities in response to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic virus, access to certain trailheads may be restricted. All Nā Ala Hele Trails remain open, unless otherwise noted. 

Trails that are affected: Ala Kahakai Trail, Alakai Swamp Trail, Awaawapuhi Trail, Contour Road, Haeleele Ridge Road, Kaaweiki Ridge Road, Kauhao Ridge Road,Kawaikoi Stream Trail, Ke Ala Loa O Maui/Piilani Trail, Kohua Ridge Trail, Kukui Trail, Makaha Arboretum Road, Makaha Road, Manukā Nature Trail, Milolii Ridge Road, Mohihi-Camp 10 Road, Mohihi-Waialae Trail, Nualolo Cliff Trail, Nualolo Trail, Papaalai Ridge Road, Pihea Trail, Pine Forest Drive, Polihale Ridge Road, Polipoli Trail, Poomau Canyon Vista Trail,Puna Trail, Redwood Trail.

Take the left road for about a mile to reach the Arboretum, which is located within Puʻu ka Pele Forest Reserve. A shelter and picnic area is located at this site. The Makaha Arboretum was established in the 1960s as a demonstration forest for windbreak plant species. The Arboretum sustained major damage by hurricane 'Iwa and Iniki and also by a wildfire in 2000. Today they are still a few original eucalyptus and pine species that were planted in the 1960s. This road provides access to hunting Unit H.

Allowed Activities
Hiking
Rules & Regulation
Stay On Trail
Dogs On Leash

Additional Information

Special Conditions

Caution should be used during weekends and state holidays when hunting activities are open. Non-hunters are advised to wear bright colored clothing and stay on established trails. This road may also be closed for HIGH FIRE DANGER. Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk. Downloadable resources are provided below

Activities

  • 4-wheel drive
  • Hiking
  • Hunting

Amenities

  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom
  • Shelter

Features

  • Nature Study

Hazards

  • Dangerous Cliff
  • Hunting Area

Dog Owners

Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.

Directions

The Makaha Arboretum Road is accessed via Pine Forest Drive. As you head down Pine Forest Drive, the road splits to the left after .25 miles.

Simple Trail Tips

  1. Stay on the trail. 
  2. Check the weather 
  3. Watch the time 
  4. Avoid undue risk 
  5. Read all posted signs 
  6. Respect other trail users 
  7. Pack out at least what you pack in