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Description - Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside encompasses 50 acres of a forested area on a cinder cone northeast of downtown Honolulu. The park is found in the eastern portion of the Koolau Mountains.

Attractions - Visitors can identify downtown Honolulu, Manoa Valley, Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor from the site. The park offers a picnic area which includes a picnic pavilion. In addition, a hiking trail and restrooms are maintained in the park. The Ualaka'a Loop Trail consists of a one-mile loop offering scenic views.

Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area is another State Park site found in this region which also offers scenic views, hiking and picnicking.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities at this state wayside includes picnicking, viewing scenery, photography and hiking.

Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

Location - This site lies north of downtown Honolulu and can be accessed directly from Round Top Drive, off Makiki Street.

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Filed By: william park (apo ap, HI)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Views are incredible! Ka Ena Pt., North Shore, Waimea and Kauai. Take a visit even if you are not interested in Hawaiian culture. road to site is old w/ many spped bumps, but worth driving to the end.

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ICON Picnicking Picnic shelters available at the park.
ICON Viewing Scenery Amazing views of southern O'ahu, from Diamond Head to the Waianae Mountains.

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Contact Information:
Oahu District, Hawaii State Parks, P.O. Box 621, 1151 Punchbowl Street, 131 , Honolulu, HI, 96809, Phone: 808-587-0300

Additional Information:
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
O'ahu - O'ahu lies in the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago as the third largest island within the chain. Much of the eastern portion of the island is state forest reserve land and open for public use.
O'ahu State Parks - O'ahu's state parks protect a variety of natural and historic features that support many different activities. This island maintains more state-run facilities than any of the neighboring islands.


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