Photos of Kolekole Trail to Pu'u Hapapa Summit

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,141 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

Great trail! The kolekole was muddy and slippery but was fine if you have decent set of trail shoes. The Kolekole section is fine for familys, but once you pass the overlook with the bench and get on the Pu'u Hapapa loop, it starts the steep and exposed ridges. I recommend going counter clockwise in order to climb up the steeper ridge, and down the easier one. The western ridge (steeper) has 3 short, but steep, exposed saddles that will require some rock climbing.