Olympus via Kolowalu

HARD 9 reviews

Olympus via Kolowalu is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 2757 feet Out & Back




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old growth

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A more direct approach to the Koolaus and Olympus ( Awa'awa'loa). Kolowalu is a finger ridge that connects to Wa'ahila Ridge. You gain elevation very quickly, and is quite demanding and a good cardio workout, even for a veteran hiker. A finger ridge trail that can be very mudd yand slippery. 95 percent uphill. Elevation gain 1400 feet in less than a mile. Trail ends at the junction with Wa'ahila Ridge. Continue on Wa'ahile ridge to the Koolau summit.

1 hour ago

Hiking this trail on Sunday, Dec. 11th. My friend and I would like if some company if anyone would like to join us. Email me at ianforsten@gmail.com

24 days ago

Beautiful hike. The view at the top was worth the climb. Great mix of steep climbing and walking on the ridge.

1 month ago

Tough but great. The view is outstanding!

4 months ago

Super nice view at the top. A bit of an ankle twister at first but totally worth it for the view

5 months ago

One of the many reasons why i❤️HI...‪#‎hikingthemountainsinHI‬, yesterday we were beaten up, we climbed Mt Olympus via Kolowalu trail, a straight 1.5 miles up, 95% pure ascending with atleast 2500 ft elevation, better than stair masters!

5 months ago

one of my fav hikes.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Loved getting up here. It was a clear beautiful day. Such great views. Came via waahila.

1 year ago

My uploaded track isn't complete as I couldn't get a signal on my iphone. Overall, great hike, very cardio, but totally socked in at the top.