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hiking
1 day ago

This was a great hike! You go through all different types of forest and terrain including a lot of pine trees and a lot of stairs both natural by roots and built stairs as well. The view at the top is breathtaking if it’s not foggy which can happen a lot in the area.

Very beautiful, easy to follow, breathtaking view when you reach the summit.

Beautiful hike with amazing views at the top. Super muddy and slippery during the final stretch, but completely worth it. We recorded nearly 5 miles in just over 2 hours along this trail.

hiking
8 days ago

Absolutely breath taking and rewarding! The trail is very prominent and easy to follow. This trail really shows off the diversity of the Hawaiian ecosystem, the trail goes through so many changes of venue with regard to plant life as you hike the switchbacks up to the knifes edge Ridgeline, looking down on the most beautiful rain forests and blue ocean. You’ll constantly catch yourself turning around for a peak at the view, wondering when the summit will arrive; trust me when I say that YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU GET TO THE TOP, it is unmistakeable and gorgeous.

Climbing the upper section can be slippery and muddy, also look out for the tree root systems that canvas the ground because these are super slippery on decent; otherwise, it’s very manageable for any age other than the fact that is long and steep. I recommend starting super early with the intent to summit for the sunrise, the trail is very easy to navigate by headlamp. Have fun!!!!

It’s a hike! Moves you through lower island trees to a pine forest and then the last stretch puts you into the rain forest. The last third is very steep but the view is worth the effort (if the fog lifts).

Great hike. Some areas are pretty steep and lots of stairs. Worth every step for the amazing view at the top. Went early so avoid the increase number of hikes later in the morning.

I tracked it on my Garmin watch in hike mode, was a total of 5 miles (granted we parked at the bottom of the street) took about 2 and half hours to do it. Lots of fun with beautiful sights.

hiking
21 days ago

6/30/2018-Started hiking around 0745 and encountered 38 groups/solo hikers. Most of the groups seem to start hiking around 1000 and would guess it’s because more of the residents head out for the day to free up street parking. The weather was partly cloudy and there was more of a breeze on the switchback than the ridge but the top was awesome.

more like 1.5 hours to top. we left car at 430am and got to lookout at 6am. wonderful hike.

nature trips
26 days ago

Lots of different terrain in one hike. Love the roots scramble.

make sure you take the ridge trail or you will spend 45 mins round trip on the valley trail. Beautiful but waste of time. the pine tree Forrest on the ridge is awesome

This is a great hike, but it does get steep at the end, with at least a hundred stairs. Recommend bringing plenty of water and don’t forget your sunscreen as the last section of stairs has no shade. Also, be wary of the pine needles, mud, and the slippery roots.. had a few hikers twist their ankles and hurt their rears when they slipped on that dangerous combination on the way down.

Easy!
Bring bug spray
Great for my dogs

Great trail but it’s actually 4.7 miles long and has 1/2 mile section that is straight down on both sides. My wife has a fear of heights and this really got her. The write up says nothing about this section but if anyone has a fear of heights stay away from this trail. We have been on 75+ hikes using AllTrails and they generally are accurately described, but this hike should be listed as hard

The hike took us 1:45 to reach the summit, and another 1:45 to descend. The hike begins in a gated community with beautiful houses - show your Hawaii drivers license to the guard and he will issue you a hiking permit for the day.

Overall, the hike is pretty comparable to Kuliiuou and Wililinui. The hardest part is the final ascent to the end. Definitely wear sturdy hiking boots, as the footing is uneven, rocky, and at times slick and muddy. Great views!

So funnnn

Great hike! Not too long, and awesome view on the top! Recommended it!

Great hike with great views.

Awesome hike. the loop was too dangerous to continue due to heavy rain eroding the soil.

Not 4 miles round trip, more like 6 miles from parking, using all switchbacks and staircases... made it to the top, but whiteout conditions with clouds...

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Awesome views with different sceneries throughout. Worth it.

This was a great hiking trail, I would consider this Hard on difficulty level. I recorded the hike using my FitBit and it recorded 6.7 miles, took us about 6 hours total. We followed the trail on a clockwise direction and it took us about 4.5 miles before reaching Pyramid Rock. Once you get to the Koolau Summit Trail the marking is poor and we got lost on two different occasions (this probably added another hour and another mile). Multiple dangerous areas, definitely not for kids or pets. Great views, totally worth it!!!

try to go when it’s clear, the view is worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular view!

1 month ago

Great trail for the family! Be considerate of the neighborhood when parking near the entrance of the trailhead. Otherwise, enjoy this scenic hike!

This is Kuliouou west ridge which starts from the same entrance as Kuliouou state trail. This is not Hahaione ridge. A lot of the photos posted are not showing the right place either.

Most stunning views up there. Beautiful hike.
I would recommend to come by car. From the bus stop to the beginning of the trail you have to walk about 30min.

hiking
2 months ago

First time doing this hike, I enjoyed it. I would recommend wearing hiking shoes it got muddy and some areas were a bit slippery. I wouldn’t attempt to hike this one if it’s been raining, there’s plenty of shade from the trees on your way up, but on a sunny day I would recommend sun screen when you get to the summit. It took about an hour and twenty minutes one way. The view was worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

****Do not wear running shoes***
This was a great but tough hike. I think it should be rated is hard not moderate. I did KoKo Head earlier in the week which is rated as hard and I thought this was tougher. Also, if possible hike with someone and avoid running shoes if you can. It can be slippery and dangerous. I did this alone and keep thinking if I fell it could be a while before someone found me. I saw maybe 20 hikers the whole time. I do not think this is kid or dog friendly. It’s just my opinion. Overall, great hike.

Beautiful hike starting with switchbacks and then more up with lots of roots to use as steps. Top view is incredible and worth it. Often socked in so check clouds and weather. Not suitable for little kids. Wish hikers would stay on trails to keep trail from eroding unnecessarily.

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