Explore the most popular Trail Running trails in Oahu with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

They call it the stair steeper! I wonder why, He He. It's a work out but well worth it, super great hike. Be very quiet and respect the neighborhood, leave no trash. Third pill box for experts only!

backpacking
7 hours ago

Great short hike, can be slippery after rain,one of the best sunset pic hikes on Oahu! 2nd pill box rocks!

This trail is hard but doable. Amazing views

Incredible views!

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rocky
15 hours ago

The tramline is a challenge but so worth the views!! I’d recommend a hydration pack and sunblock. Highly recommended trail!

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over grown
1 day ago

A fun hike up. Unfortunately the summit was clouded in. The path was pretty muddy and it made the way down from K2 messy and challenging.

Best views on Oahu. In March - we could see whales from this trail. Amazing.

Great hike for dogs to get outta the heat and play in some streams. Expect to get wet.

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muddy
1 day ago

very beautiful! easy to follow trail through many different types of forest. glad for the shade after too much sun hiking previously...the stairs at top killer, but took ten at a time and made it to the top where gorgeous view and cool breeze awaited. so worth it!

I recommend this trail for anyone looking for a great hike with no crowds. It is easy to follow, very clear at the moment, and aside from being long not too hard. The first mile is up a paved road, the next two miles are a gradual incline with a few ups and downs and the last mile is where it gets steeper but nothing too challenging. From the top you can go over to stairway or head right towards bowman. All in all, great trail.

If you’re looking for a short, fairly easy hike and you want a awesome view then this is the trail for you! There are several trails that intersect inside so you have to be careful not to get lost. Beautiful view of Waikiki and diamond head. We did this with littles and they had no issues.

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rocky
1 day ago

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rocky
1 day ago

HARD but worth it. Don't go unless you are in decent shape. Bring lots of water as there isn't any at the top.

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent trail for anyone who is in decent shape (great for families with kids). Most of the trail is wide and well maintained. The last few tenths of a mile were narrow and muddy. Plenty of shade, so even in the middle of the day it’s plenty cool. Great views of the Halawa Valley (and the H3) from the Ko’olau Range all the way down to Pearl Harbor.

Be sure to look for the wreckage of a crashed B-24J WWII bomber that hit the mountain back in 1944 (there’s a placard at the trailhead with a brief history and the crew’s names). There’s not much left other than a large hunk of metal sitting partway down the slope at about the halfway point in the trail as it has succumbed to the elements after 75 years.

hiking
2 days ago

Nothing too technical. Trail is well marked and cleared

Amazing trail! Be prepared to get a little muddy and bring your water:-)

The trail to the summit can be accessed via a number of trails in the Na Ala Hele system https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/
I started on Round Top Drive where there is good parking. There are 2 trailheads there. N 21 19.546 W 157 48.787

I took Manoa Cliff Trail connected with Pauoa Flats Trail and took it to the end which is a cliff. The Konahuanui trail heads up to the right from there.

I did not reach the top as the peak was in the clouds and the wind and rain were an issue when the trail rounded to face windward.
There are 2 "tracks" on the All Trails map, and indeed I found a trail that went around the mountain (often pretty sidehill vertical and muddy) AND another going steeply up to meet and follow the ridge line in more usual Hawaii trail fashion.
The fork is at N 21 20.700 W 157 48.2923 and is perhaps 1.25 miles from the peak per All Trails.

The beginning of the hike is forest, rain forest, and bamboo in the valley. After 2 miles you are in the brush and trees on mountain.
My trek was 6.2 miles including the backtracking to explore both forks. I'll stay right for the ridge peak trail next time and I'm sure I'll comeback muddy and happy again. Spikes and long pants were very helpful for me, but I crossed paths with a barefooted hiker up on the side slope.

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2 days ago

Beautiful hike

Amazing views!! Very easy hike.

Breathtaking view of the sunrise!
Go early! After sunrise, on the way down, trail was super crowded. About 30 minutes up!

A lot of flowers ! It was really easy and it was a nice Family moment.

Bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. Pretty crowded but beautiful at the top!

Moderately difficult trail. Managed to do it with a 60lb Ruck and my plate carrier. Was a long journey to the top but was well worth the view

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rocky
3 days ago

Great hike worth the views! the first half is an easy, uphill walk..the second half is a steeper climb with quite a view steps. Not a technical hike but definitely requires stamina.

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rocky
3 days ago

I actually did this trail twice while staying down the street for holiday. I initially hiked it with the family to include two toddlers, two tweens and carrying out infant. Just thought this would be a simple little walk, but as soon as we got on the trail I knew this would make a great run. So the next morning that’s exactly what I did! What a joy! The rocks are pretty slick so be careful on them. The trails was only muddy in one section between the two “ridges”. At least when it hasn’t rained in the last day or so. The waterfall was basically all dried up and only a trickle.

It’s almost completely shaded throughout the entire thing but there are spots where the sun pokes through. I never seem to have issues with mosquitoes so that was fine for me, but the family got eaten pretty good. All in all a fantastic spot and a great surprise of a trail.

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rocky
3 days ago

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