Olomana Trail (Three peaks) is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Located in Kailua, Three Peaks is a wonderful hike with great views if you can make it to the top. The first peak's about 1.5 miles up with dropoffs on both sides. The next peak isn't as challenging but still an awesome view. The last peak should only be tried by experienced hikers.
This was one of the hardest trails I've done in Hawaii. Only a few more trails beat out this one in terms of difficulty. This trail scales with increasing difficulty, starting from a brisk incline to climbing with three points of contact to rope climbs and then rappelling and more rock climbing. It also requires sturdy footing between the 2nd and 3rd peak as one misstep will send you off the side. I nearly fell off myself if it weren't for a tree branch I happened to be grabbing - but then I also do not recommend climbing when the ground is wet. If anyone is interested in the details of my hike, it can be found here: https://mrwordpressor.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/olomana-three-peaks-hike-oahu-hawaii/
Enjoy it, do not bring pets as it is prohibited and also unwise. Baby carriers are not recommended either past the 2nd peak. Good luck and have fun! The closest parking is across from the bus stop but it can only hold 5-6 cars so get there early as with every trail in Hawaii!
Nice trail that I would rate class 3. There are some class 5 moves but you have a rope to hang onto decreasing the difficulty. It was a nice hike with good views. Legal parking is near the bus stop.
Great hike. We had to park on a side street, Auloa Rd and walk 0.75 miles to get to the trailhead. We were thinking it would be muddy from the reviews but was nice and dry. It took us about 90 minutes to get to the top of peak one. Started to rain on the way down, got lucky as it was getting slippery as we finished. We only saw 3 people all day.
did not like it to much view not that great muddy
Hiked with a big group today, always challenging and never disappoints. Trail is currently dry so if your thinking about going now is the time!
Amazing hike, bring a decent camera since your phone camera can't do justice.
awesome hike. it's a leg burner going up but worth it. do not park at the bottom by the fence or anywhere on that road. your car WILL be towed as it happened this morning
Awesome hike and climb. Great views. Great rush!
Favorite Hike Here
Hiked this with my 12 year old daughter last weekend, early Sunday. By far, our most favorite hike and we can't wait to go back for more. We are both very athletic and in outstanding shape. She is a competitive gymnast so it was a breeze for her. We both LOVED all the rock and rope climbing. MUD MUD MUD and more MUD. We only made it to the 1st peak bc we were the only ones on the trail and I felt it was not a good idea to go further just the two of us and not knowing what to expect. (We were with another group who turned back by that point). It took us 3.5 hours considering we had MANY go-pro stops:) and spent about 30-45 min up top taking it all in, it was breathtaking! For sure an advanced hike and HIGHLY RECOMMEND! When it dries out a bit we are going back for peaks 2-3!
Muddy muddy muddy!!
Great hike, well worth the mud and narrow edges! Superb view on the peaks. Short but challenging. Being a pair of shoes you don't care about and maybe gloves for the rope climbing. Don't rush because you will slip and fall. I will recommend this hike to everyone.
GREAT hike, but mountain bikes, REALLY!!!
Tough hike. 3 points of contact and a rock climbing.
I only completed the first peak this time but it was by far one of the coolest hikes I've ever completed with a great 360° view, including the ocean to one side and more mountains to the other. It's also one of the most diverse hikes I've done, with rock-climbing, a beautiful forest, and lots of vertical alpine climbing. This isn't for the out-of-shape or faint-hearted but is sooo rewarding.