What a rewarding hike! Takes at least half a day if you stop a lot to enjoy the views and take pics along the way...breathtaking! One of the least muddy of all the trails I've done lately but there are plenty of steps at the top! Totally worth every step!

Nothing inspiring for me to see my opinion, just a walk in the woods. However, if your looking for quiet this it it.

Such a beautiful hike with amazing views! If it looks like it's going to rain, it will! We hiked in the pouring rain & towards the summit it got sketchy. Bring spikes & hiking stick if you have!

They wouldn't let me in to hike, because I didn't have a Hawai'i ID. I gave them my University of Hawai'i Faculty/Staff ID, as well as my South Carolina Driver's License, but it wasn't good enough. I even had my 5yr old daughter with me. Lame.

Great hike

Fun hike with beautiful views!

Well maintained hike with a beautiful view.

Last half mile is the fun part

Unreal!! Amazing hike that I would recommend to anyone. Just be prepared with water and some kind bars. Went on a super breezy day that made for an enjoyable time.

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6 months ago

Fun hike jogged most of the way up and down took a hour and 20 mins up and 58 mins down killer view over waimenalo, definitely worth the uphill climb
Bring water and food shoes the trail can get slippery and some parts loose ground

Beautiful views below cloud line. Will have to do again because at top clouds were thick and didn't get to see view. Awesome cardio

It was a misty rain and a little muddy road over the half way to the top. I recommend to bring a light jacket to keep warm in the misty rain.
I like this trail;)

You can't even get through the gate without a Hawaii ID do some kind or Military ID. The trail is private property.

hiking
8 months ago

Steep but worth the view at the end.

hiking
8 months ago

4.3mi out-and-back (not 2.6mi as listed), and a little over 1500ft elevation gain. Very similar stats to neighboring trails Kuli'ou'ou and Wiliwilinui. Of the three, Hawaii Loa is the most challenging with the steeper ascent in the second half of the trail. Very fun and beautiful trail. 2:30-3hrs if you're not in a rush.

It's HAWAi it gets 5 stars!!!! We took the whole family & loved it!

It was a great trail to do on my 59th birthday!