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Kalawahine Trail [1 hike report]

Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain200 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating6 / 10
The Kalawahine Trail follows the Pauoa Valley and passes in and out of its gulches along its distance. The views here are good and include the Paula Valley and Honolulu. You will also get to see a diverse display of vegetation, including mamake, koa, ginger and bananas.

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 19.937' N
157° 49.163' W

Driving Directions:
From Makiki Heights Drive, go uphill on Tantalus Drive. Pass over a narrow bridge and find the trailhead near the top of the hill on the left hand side of the road. A parking area is located on the right, just past the trailhead.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 72 to 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 72.5° F
Relative Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 30.02"
Dew Point: 66.0° F

Winds from the NE at 8.9 mph gusting to 13.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 6:55 PM
Weather reported from Kahala Kua, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL30)
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 60 to 74. East winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Partly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 71 to 83. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 59 to 73. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 68 to 80. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/27/2017 6:47 AM
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Kalawahine Trail - by khallonquistSunday, February 13, 2011
Kalawahine Trail on top of Tantalus also known as Manoa Cliff Loop. Dog friendly nice shade and foliage. Parking is easy. 30 mins out and 30 back, good fast stretch.   
Miles Hiked:4
Trail Condition:Good
Weather:Partly Sunny
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