Old Pali Road is located at the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. I had previously attempted to find out what lies at the end of Old Pali Road ( see Pali Highway Lookout), but ended up turning around.
This time I was on a mission to see where the Old Pali Road would take my daughter and I.
My daughter spotted some wild chickens on the way to Old Pali Road and insisted we take a closer look.
After taking in the beautiful view we went down towards the beginning of Old Pali Road marked by a road closed barricade. No worries, the road is closed to motorists- pedestrians have the green light.
On the way down the path, you can take in a view of the H3 Tunnel.
Here is a video I took of our excursion down the path to the trail.
After the paved path ends the trail begins along a chain link fence adjacent to H3. We ditched the stroller and began our journey on the trail.
The trail is runs alongside H3 and offers incredible views the various surrounding mountains.
Most of the creeks have small bridges to keep footing. The trail is maintained making it great for kids.
Along the trail we spotted many slippery elm trees. For centuries Native Americans have used slippery elm as a traditional medicine. Singers and public speakers use slippery elm as a throat-soothing lozenge. In fact, during the American Revolution, even gunshot wounds were routinely treated with a poultice of this herb.