Pu'u Ualaka'a is a forested area which sits on a cinder cone close to downtown Honolulu. Despite its proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city, it is a great place to escape. Most people come here for the views, which are breathtaking. From up here one can see all the way from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor.
The short Ualaka trail leads through the forest. It is more of a short walk than a hike, making it suitable for people of all ages. Picnic shelters and restrooms are located along the trail.
Visitors to the park are asked to remain on the trail at all times and to keep dogs on a leash. At the uphill end of the trail you come to a 4-way intersection with Makiki Valley, Moleka and Maunalaha Trails. There is a system trail map at this intersection allowing those who wish to join other trails at this point.
Pu'u Ualaka'a and its stunning views are a place of genuine natural beauty, something fragile and irreplaceable. That’s why open fires, camping or mountain biking are not permitted in the park.