1 month ago

Pretty. You don’t go to the top. More of a walk around the rock. Some trash and homeless huts.

The Ohikilolo Adventure Park cannot block you from accessing the trail as the Keaau Makua Public Hunting Area is owned and managed by DLNR and they must allow public to access it. You should call DLNR and tell them the situation.

This is through private property and I couldn’t access it. They have two huge dogs that came chasing me and thankfully I was able to get back outside of the gate before they were able to catch me. I also called the ohikilolo adventure park which owns the land and the operator said that unless I had a tour booked with them, I couldn’t get in. Waste of my time since I drove over an hour for it and had spent time planning this hike for two months now. I really wanted to do this hike and came solo. Such a bummer :/

hiking
2 months ago

The view from the top is worth the steep climbing. Would be very difficult (seemingly impossible) if it were wet.

Drier side. First mile has lots of horse abuse. Beyond the pasture it’s a steady climb through low trees. Lots of goats and grouse. Nice views. Very few other hikers.

fun hike up a dirt trail that turns steeply uphill (45degrees) before becoming a nice bouldering/climbing ridgeline to the top. great views. caution the exposed hike is a lot of sun. the gate at the bottom doesn't open until 7-8 am so be prepared to street parking and hop a couple fences. 4 hours for an experienced hiker at a moderate pace

hiking
4 months ago

Short and fun rock climbing. Have a great view to the beach.

hiking
7 months ago

very very fun hike with a fun climb up the rocks. Has amazing beach views

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice hike with an amazing view. It is not as difficult as rated. Although there are some airy spots on the ridge, nothing is too challenging, and the trail is easy to follow.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice beach trail, the climb was really fun and the views amazing.

hiking
9 months ago

Eden Hansing, there is no Air Force gate. You don't need a hiking permit. I believe the one you are talking about is the Satellite Tracking Station at Kaena Point. Those who gave 1 star for this track,you were most likely on the wrong one.

hiking
10 months ago

The flat part of the path it’s very easy but when you start climbing the mountain it gets rough near the top and you end up doing a lot of rock scaling . we did not get to the top as we were worried about coming down and slipping, so we got 3/4 up.

10 months ago

Easy hike. 2nd time with the family. Check out the video on YouTube at GREEN BERET UNLIMITED.

11 months ago

Really easy and beautiful view

rock climbing
11 months ago

One part of the hike is straight up a rock wall. But I haven't climbed anything before and got up it..

Sunday, November 05, 2017

The view is amazing and it’s definitely a climb. I wouldn’t bring younger kids because the trial does involve rock climbing. There’s quite a bit of trash and homeless at the bottom. The homeless people didn’t bother us at all though.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Not as dog friendly as I expected. A few homeless people kinda politely asked us to not be there with our kids.

Wouldn't recommend.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Not an easy hike. The entrance is not marked. Some pretty views. Mostly rocky steep steps with sand with occasional views of three ocean. Other people ascended to the top but that is not part of this trail. It is a moderate trail, not easy.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This trail is closed by the Air Force and you won't even be able to get to the trail unless you fill out the hiking permit and get it signed before you come. From the armed gate you're about 2.6 mi away from the trail so you can't even try to walk in. I'm turning around now and going south to the Kaneana Point state park

walking
Friday, July 28, 2017

It is a very beautiful place. Worth visiting. Beautiful beach.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Strenuous. Steep , it's an entire uphill climb. The rocks are crumbly and expect rock climbing on cliff sides. Lots of scrambling. We had a rope snap and almost lost a friend so please don't trust the ropes! Amazing views. Take caution but enjoy the challenge. Took us 2 1/2 hours to summit.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Short and sweet hike little hike. That little rock is known as Mauna Lahilahi and is definitely worth a climb. It's probably the only hike on this island that includes rock climbing but can be considered an easy hike. Once you summit, you are treated with amazing views of the Waianae Range and the western coast.

For more info on this hike, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/14/Mauna-Lahilahi

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Super muddy made worse by the rain. There's a horse tour place near the entrance that looked fun. Sweet ridge hike though. The cloud we were hiking in opened up for a bit on the way down and the valleys adjacent to the ridge are gorgeous.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beautiful views, unfortunately by the base there is a lot of garbage from homeless and tourists.

rock climbing
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Getting to the summit is a lot of fun, some areas are basically rock-climbing, depending on the route you take. Can be a bit rough on the hands, given it is volcanic rock.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trail start/end on some farm land with cows, bulls and horses. Trail is steep and slippery if wet. View just amazing, probably one of the best trails I hiked on Hawaii.

Full report:
http://mvkazit.blogspot.com/2017/04/makua-keaau-middle-ridge.html

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Good views I liked it

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

nice hike out along the shore. not up the hill which is fine since the last bit was carrying my three year old.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

If you are up to the challenge, this ridge hike is strenuous and steep. There are a number of drop offs and rock climbs. Be weary of the crumbly rocks as these can break off pretty easily; so always test before putting your full weight. We also encountered a lot of wild life as this is a public hunting area as well. Lots of goats and pheasants; not to mention a number of cows too. Watch out and stay clear of the bulls. At the top of the ridge we were rewarded by expansive views of Ohikilolo, Makaha, Mount Ka'ala and view of the ocean to Ko'olina and Kaena. This is one, I would definitely do again.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hiked this with another family, between us we had 5 kids who hiked the whole way and two 1 year olds who were carried most of the way. The rock climbing was a bit tricky at parts but definitely doable, my 3 year old rarely needed a helping hand and was actually more fearful of the crashing waves than the rock climbing. We started by heading to the left when approaching, climbing up the side a bit and then descending down and around to the other side. This hike should be a loop! It was awesome, great views. There were a couple homeless camps set up so be respectful as you traverse through and HAVE FUN!

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