Hiking Pink Pillbox Maili Point

Approaching my listing at 87-412 Kulawae Street, Wainae, HI 96792, I realized that a hidden gem existed on the right side of Kaukama Rd heading back towards the valley. This hidden gem is called the “Pink Pillbox.” It is about a 5-minute walk from my lovely property for sale. What a bonus to have this gift in your community.

panoramic on top of pink pillbox hike on oahu

I noticed as I drove by a few cars and people ready to step onto the trail. I also noticed that there was plenty of parking. I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about this hike I had never heard of as I live on the windward side of Oahu and in my community we also have an infamous hike called the “Pillbox” hike.

kaumana farms on oahu

What I discovered is this hike is called the “Pink Pillbox” or amongst the community “Maili Pillbox.” The Hawaiian name is Pu’uo Hulu Trail. On my way home from meeting with my clients, I pulled over as I was very curious and asked, “What is this hike like?” as there were hikers returning. I love hiking and pride myself on having hiked many of our trails on Oahu as I was raised here as a keiki (child). I was told that it takes about 30 minutes and approximately 2 miles. The trail takes you on a zig zag up and down the trail. The best part is the incredible views of the Waianae Valley and coastline.

hummus plate

I am thrilled to know about this new hike as I treat myself to adventure days with dear friends on days off and one of our favorites is to head out to the west side to picnic and swim in the summer, whale watch in the winter at Ka’ena Point. We love picking up food or dining in at Kahumana Food Hub & Organic Farms when on the West Side as they have such incredible fresh food. My favorite is the Greek Hummus plate, Specials of the day, and fresh lilikoi cheesecake if we are lucky.

view from kaena point

Well just another addition to my bucket list. I hope this discovery shines light for you too in supporting your well being and possibly adding to your bucket list. It’s always a gift to be learning about new places to enjoy, get exercise, and support local venues.

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Jack Perlmutter

February 9, 2023

Maili Point 💪🏄🏽‍♂️😎

aura W hearne

February 9, 2023

looks truly lovely!…..are leashed dogs allowed on hiking trails in that area? Thanks for helping our family explore some possibilities! AURA

Denise Drake

February 9, 2023

> Aloha Aura:

It is a public trail and so I am sure others would value dogs being on leashes. It is not a high traffic hike. However, there is not a lot of shade in considering this hike for your fur babies. Mahalo for your curiosity.

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