Highlights near Kaneohe

Crossing an Island

This used to be the old highway to get from leeward to windward side of the island. It was literally built on the side of a mountain barely hanging on—creating an adventure to traverse to the other side of the mountain, no doubt. It’s now been replaced with a proper 4 lane highway complete with a tunnel, but parts of the old highway are still there to hike on.

To get there you have to go through tourists. They are there for the lookout and the spectacular view – but you can go much deeper than that! From the lookout, go down to the right and go past the ‘closed’ sign away from the tourists at the lookout snapping photos.

Take the old Pali Highway through dense jungle perched along the side of this lush mountain, you will be walking along old parts of the highway as you descend. We also picked fresh guava off the trees and we snacked on them on the way down! We hiked about 45 minutes down and then slowly turned around and came back up. You can hike all the way through to the end though.

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I use to live there and it is so beautiful. I often miss it.



Nu'uanu Pali Lookout

Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside
Nuuanu Pali Dr, Honolulu, HI, United States
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