Walk along a Tropical Trail

Upper Pupukea,
near Waimea Bay

North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

July 1999
photos by Michael North

About a mile up the Pupukea Road from the Hale Maluhia home
is the start of a magnificent network of trails that
lead up into the mountains running along the North Shore coast.

These broad, open trails are nearly always deserted...
very few seem to know about this tropical secret.

Alternately winding through dense tropical growth,
then opening on glorious vistas over the untouched jungle,
these trails breathe silence and the voice of the wind
into the soul of the receptive traveller...