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hiking
14 hours ago

Sorry, Colorado, this is my favorite hike that I’ve ever done. And one of the hardest. There are quite a few rope sections that require a fair amount of skill. But the views are totally worth it. We didn’t hike to the second or third peak but that was because we were told the first peak had the best views and we were pretty exhausted by the time we got there.

You can park on the side of Auloa road and walk to the trailhead past the guardpost for the golf club. (Just make sure not to park on the sidewalk at all! I got a 35$ ticket for my front wheel being on the sidewalk). Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots - the trails are extremely muddy which makes it fun but not tennis shoe friendly. And bring some sandals to put on after - you’ll thank me later.

hiking
1 day ago

NEW ROPES!!!
Just did this hike yesterday with my wife and friend. We hiked out around 0400 to make it for sunrise at the 1st peak. You have to walk through the gate to the golf course which may or may not be locked depending on the time. There may or may not be a guard as well. Not to worry as they will pass you through and tell you the trail is about a 1/4 mile up off to the left. You can’t miss the sign. Made it faster than we thought hiking in the dark. We made it in about an hour, so we waited for sunrise for awhile and made some coffee with my jet boil during sunrise. Clear night with a cool breeze so it made it an awesome time. Views were spectacular at night. Did this hike a few times already but always during the day. My goal was to replace the sketchy ropes and straps that were their on the 2nd peak. You will now find that there is a 3k lb tow strap connected by heavy duty steel D rings attached to 500 lb synthetic yellow rope with anchor points every 1.5 ft. on the rope. It’s 200ft of rope and gets you exactly to the bottom of the 2nd peak. 3rd peak didn’t really need any ropes to be replaced. There are two stopping points going down the 2nd peak. You will notice these points. It’s basically where some of the old ropes ended or tied off. I caution everyone going down one at a time due to break limits on ropes. You can stop and yell up for the next person to come down at each of the stop points. You can’t miss it. You can’t miss the bright yellow rope as well. I tried to make it a bit safer so I hope everyone enjoys.

hiking
2 days ago

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING VIEWS!
The beginning of the hike was muddy but very mild. Maybe a third of the way up, the hike got quite a bit steeper but was still relatively easy. The top third of the hike has a bit of rock climbing with ropes to help you get up. You’ll know you’re near the top once you are climbing the spine, where you see cliffs straight down on both sides of you.
Once you reach the top, you’ll see the most absolutely stunning views of Oahu. 100 percent worth it! Leave yourself enough time to get down before sunset or you’ll be doing some rock climbing in the dark!

Wonderful hike, but it's more like a walk. No shades so it's better on a cloudy or cooler day. Be sure to put your sunscreen on, hats, shades, and plenty water is a must. We walked to the tip of the island, then we walked all the way to the North shore parking lot, and then we followed the metal fence back down to the Waianae side parking lot. We saw the ground nesting birds and seals at the tip.

3 days ago

Not sure why it has a difficult rating. It’s very easy. There’s a small part where you sort of have to scramble up some rocks and butt scoot down but it’s only for like 20 feet.

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing hike, a little dangerous but the views are worth it.

Nice, easy walk flat trail with mud and rocks. Scenery is beautiful there were seals sunbathing and birds.

hiking
10 days ago

Great views at top. It is between moderate and difficult hike just due to the rocks and insecure footing a lot of the hike up and down. Just take your time and def wear shoes!

hiking
11 days ago

What a challenge and what a view.. totally worth the mud and sweat!

hiking
12 days ago

Such an awesome trail. The third peak is intimidating but it isn’t as difficult as it looks- as long as you aren’t afraid of heights, you’re wearing the right shoes, you have a bit of climbing experience and the third peak is dry, you should be able to make it up and down safely. There are ropes just about everywhere you’d need them and they felt safe. There was only one technical spot on the third peak that felt sketchy on my way down. Planning to climb it again sometime soon

hiking
15 days ago

Good hike with a nice view, make sure to check out lower cave across from parking lot and the history behind it.

trail running
17 days ago

Good flat long trail for running or nature walk for the sea cliffs. Pay off is good if you like animals.

hiking
18 days ago

great hike, all 3 peaks are possible to climb. you‘ll have the best view from the first peak. during walking through the forest, it could be a bit slippery and dirty.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome view at the top. Challenging hike but so worth it!

Beautiful

hiking
22 days ago

GPS lead you to street parking. If you use google maps the trail is marked near it at the top of Manaiki st. Pleasantly surprised. To me it is a hidden gem. Im an amateur photographer and this place was really neat for the stairs and the water tower. I saw some cool flowers and a couple of tree frogs. So it was a cool experience for me.

on Olomana Trail

hiking
24 days ago

This is a scenic hike that features beautiful views of the koolaus, waimanalo end to kualoa. I’ve only done the first peak but you can see the 2nd and 3rd. It gets steep on the first climb but once your up the others look decent to get to, since your on the ridge already.

Awesome day, awesome views!

Good place to check out the waves, incredibly blue water, and its pretty much an extension of the China Walls. As mentioned, it's not a trail!

4/5 because it's not a trail, but I would suggest friends to check this out if they came to Oahu.

Did this trek on Saturday, 10/6. Flat trail with some serious mud holes. Jeep Wranglers and other 4WD vehicles were on the trail as well. The trail goes along the coast and the views are spectacular. Only one section where you had to go uphill because the trail/road had fallen into the sea.

hiking
29 days ago

Top things to know:
1) You need a permit to get to the trailhead. You can get it online at: https://trails.ehawaii.gov
2) You'll need IDs for everyone in your party to get through the military gate.
3) The hike is beautiful, but the end of the trail isn't worth going to (unless you are just looking for exercise). Instead stop at an eroded bluff just before you pass through the first metal hog gate. GPS: 21.55143, -158.22098
4) The track listed here isn't the topo line on Gaia GPS, but the trail is well marked from the parking area and easy to follow.

Enjoy!

One of the worse Ridgeline trails yet. Views are ok. You just never get the satisfaction that the hike was worth the end result. Better off doing another ridge

hiking
1 month ago

Not really a hike but a fin side excursion if you are doing some of the other hikes (Koko Head, Makapu'u, Diamond Head) in the area. The sitting cave is awesome.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike, very rugged. Several ropes make it challenging but the views from the top are amazing.

One of my favorite trails on island. Gorgeous views of the mountains and ocean and lots of wildlife. You can see albatross at the end of the hike during mating season, and their babies a few months later. Usually an opportunity to see monk seals at the end, and in winter I have often seen whales breaching offshore around sunset.

Very pretty view of the surrounding rocks and ocean. My wife and I spent a good amount of time just looking at the ocean and listening to the waves. Not a hike, but the path leading to the rocks is hidden behind a dumpster, but is clearly marked. Be careful when it rains, water runs down the path and could be very slippery. Few handholds to help you, but if it’s dry you’ll be fine.

Wonderful hike to get your blood pumping. Short and sweet. Fantastic views of kaena point!

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes on the island!

Beautiful coastal and mountain views!! Easy hike.

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