Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Trail
2.3 miles 600ft elevation Out & Back Trail
AllTrails lists it as Moderate
This hike is also called "Kaneohe Pillbox". It is a long steady incline all the way, but not too tough, on the windward side of Oahu. The trail was a little muddy and slippery in places. The hike begins in the trees right off the highway, with views of Kaneohe Bay along the way and ends at a pillbox with a gorgeous 180 degree view of the bay. You also get a good view of the Marine base on the other side.
You can park in the lot behind McDonalds. There are several stores if you forgot something
Its right across the street from this huge Memorial Park
You have to walk back down the highway just a little to the trailhead
Here it is
What would a trail be here without roots!
A nice rope to help you uphill if you need it
The first peek out of the trees
A nice uphill stretch here
And another nice peek out of the trees
Just a little obstacle to get around!
..... and of course, more roots
Hang a right here
Hope your flexible here!
Another nice viewpoint along the way
Gets a little thick in through here......
.... and another obstacle in the way
Going up, with a rope if you need it
Made it! One of few trails that have a sign showing the finish
There's the Pillbox
Going down inside
The view they saw during the war
A beautiful day and a gorgeous view
A couple selfies and its time to head back!