nature trips



wild flowers

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.

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.

18 days ago

According to alltrails logged recordings, the number one most recorded is Koko Crater stairs at 992.
2. Diamond ‘Leahi’ Head- 880
3. Manoa Falls- 762
4. Kuli’ou’ou Ridge State Trail- 582
5. Aiea Loop State Trail- 565
6. Lulumahu Falls - 560
7. Makapu’u Point Lighthouse- 550
8. Maunawili Falls - 502
9. Kaiwa Pillbox - 500
10. Waimano Falls- 405

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...

23 days 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!

27 days ago

Spectacular view!

28 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

Def feeling it but it was so worth it!! Make sure to use bug spray!

Great hike for dogs. However, please remember to clean up pet waste and take your bag out too. Don't ruin the privilege of dogs for others. Lastly, if you take your pet, I would suggest using a dog harness. If your pup slips, you could severely hurt their necks with a collar.

1 month ago

Nice hike with a stupefying view. It’s quite beautiful up there. It is muddy and slippery, but several sections have stairs, and there are only one or two scrambles. Round trip in around 3 hours from the trailhead, with 15-20 for viewing at the top. There is a lot of cover, but some sections are exposed so sunscreen is important ( especially at the top).

Excellent trail, just the right amount of scenery and exercise.

trail running
1 month ago

I’ve done this trail a few times and it’s really fun. MAKE SURE YOU GO ON A CLEAR SKIES DAY. If there are low hanging clouds or you go early in the morning you can’t see anything from the top. Trail can be pretty muddy sometimes and if you’re hiking in the dark there are low hanging branches that you can hit your head on.

In the middle of the trail there is a covered picnic table to take a break at.

4.2 mile out and back. Great workout at the end. Some stairs but no ropes. Some washed out steps due to last heavy rains. Bring water, snacks, micro spikes and rain gear. Shorts ok as trail in great shape.

Steep trail, definitely not an easy one. But you’re so immersed in how gorgeous it is, that nothing else matters. Slippery when wet. :-)

Beautiful views. Good steady climb plenty of shade. Some mud but generally avoidable by rock hopping. Took just over 2 hours total.

Great views even though we were stuck in a cloud at the top. Really fun hike. Slippery in a few spots.

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