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Best trails in Pearl City

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Looking for a great trail near Pearl City, Oahu? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ka'ena Point State Park or Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area or Kailua Beach Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Pearl City ranging from 2.8 to 16.6 miles and from 515 to 2,627 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Pearl City
Top trails (11)
#1 - Waimano Falls Trail
Ewa Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, there is a 'No Trespassing' trail at the trailhead. However, the State Of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife states that area is still open for hiking. For more information, please visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah/oahu-trail-access-road-maps/. It’s a steep, enjoyably challenging track down and the bottom is such a treat! There’s a gorgeous waterfall that trickles down to another small waterfall that’s about a hot tub sized natural pool area and that trickles down to another fall with a deep pool with big ropes as well as multiple points on every side with areas (marked with a white patch of spray paint) where you can jump off. The climbs to the jumping points range from easy to medium to hard. Swim and jump at your own risk.Show more
#2 - Manana Ridge Trail
Ewa Forest Reserve
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, there is a 'No Trespassing' trail at the trailhead. However, the State Of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife states that area is still open for hiking. For more information, please visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah/oahu-trail-access-road-maps/. This route can be very muddy and dangerous after it rains.Show more
#3 - Lower and Upper Waimano Trail
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#4 - Waimano Ridge Trail
Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 8 h 42 m
This is a very diverse trail with a combination of manmade ditch structures, natural streams, ridge crossings, and switchbacks. Segment 1: The Tunnels The start of the trail is graded and wide. It traverses a long fence at the start and finally turns into the reserve with a view towards Pearl Harbor and Waianae. Don't forget to take the right fork in order to stay on the main trail. Taking the left fork will traverse a shorter loop hike into the valley. Continuing on the main trail on the right will take you past the many Waimano ditches and tunnels. Some dry enough for you to walk through (watch your head). On passing tunnel #7 the trail will drop down to cross a feeder stream. Once you cross, look back to see tunnel #8. Climb up and forward, you will then see the state hiking sign. Going left will take you through tunnel #9 (one of the longest) while going right walks you past the tunnel. Both will meet back up just before the #17 scout rest post BSA Kamehameha District Post 540. Segment 2: The Valley Stream Nature From the scout rest post, take the trail heading down into the valley. There are three more tunnels that are less visible, plus a number of ditch features. The trail will also cross Waimano stream and take a series of switchbacks that start to gain elevation. This area is a beautiful respite featuring giant fan palm, huge stands of tall royal palm trees, lots of great koa trees, and steep drop-offs to the stream below. It also houses lots of endemic and foreign birds alike. Segment 3: The Never-ending Switchbacks At this point the path begins to narrow and can be fairly overgrown if not recently maintained. The trees are smaller and Ohia is in abundance. Keep a look out for the Lobelia and Ko'li'i. Although, it always seems like yet another switchback, take the time to enjoy the cool mountain breezes and clouds. Sounds of water will gurgle up to the swtichbacks as you wonder where is the KST. Once you reach the summit terminus the view of Waihe'e Valley, Kaneohe Bay, and Kualoa is very rewarding. Show more
#5 - Waimano Trail: Lower Section
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Please note: Right now the Upper trail entrance is closed which is the first half of this trail. But there's a detour to the left on the lower trail where you cant miss it. It winds up in the middle of upper trail. Show more
#6 - Manana Ridge Trail to Ko'olau Summit
Ewa Forest Reserve
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, there is a 'No Trespassing' trail at the trailhead. However, the State Of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife states that area is still open for hiking. For more information, please visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah/oahu-trail-access-road-maps/. Show more
#7 - Waimano Trail: Upper Section Loop
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#8 - Waiau Ridge
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
#9 - Pearl Harbor Historic Trail
Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#10 - Iliahi Ridge
Ewa Forest Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, there is a 'No Trespassing' trail at the trailhead. However, the State Of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife states that area is still open for hiking. For more information, please visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah/oahu-trail-access-road-maps/. Show more
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