Moanalua Valley and Tripler Ridge Trail Loop is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length9.4 miElevation gain3,795 ftRoute typeLoop
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Andrew V
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It takes a little while... it the outlook visibility is bad, be mindful about how long you are willing to wait

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Elizabeth K
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Hiking

Make the wrong turn and have a bit of vertical mudslide fun in the rain .. all the kids are doing it ..

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andrew drake
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Mo Mo
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HikingMuddy

Mud. I was envious of people that had spikes. They looked like they were so much more sure of their footing than I was of mine given I did not have spikes. People with spikes were also able to move a little quicker while I spent a lot of time stabilizing my every step in the mud. I had some ok hiking shoes but you will be sloshing around on some wild and crazy terrain. This is a true adventurer’s adventure. This is the real deal and you earn that beautiful view at the top of the Haiku Stairs.

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Christina Burns
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EL P
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I was so surprised that noone has posted this hike on Alltrails (at least I couldn't find one on their Search} but this hike is brutal! Especially if you start behind the bball court and go straight up to the ridge! *note that I'm not in the greatest of hiking condition. Incline kills me* There are large portions of the hike that are waisthigh Uluhe ferns that make trekking challenging. The weather today was awesome. Great views of the H3 as it enters from the Halawa side and as it exits on the Windward side when ur at the summit! Descending, we detoured in the valley where the valley route connects with the ridge. It saved us so much time as it was mid-afternoon when we left the summit. Please don't mind the total time of our hike at 24hrs...lol. I fell and broke my ph while coming out on the valley floor. I write on my laptop the day after using an ap to conneeeect my ph. 6hrs up (bc of my lack of conditioning) and 3hrs down.

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MARK DEMPSEY
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HikingMuddyNo shade

Great hike and the Legal way to the Stairway to Heaven Radar station. Watch the crowds at the dope sections and bring plenty of water.

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Jonathan Weiland
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This was a tiring hike but well worth it. Beautiful in all stages. Very flat until beginning of mile 4 or so, then the trail really climbs. Rope assisted sections. Had to wait on some folks struggling through some of the steeper parts. Be prepared for crowds at the end - it’s a selfie factory. The alternate route down is virtually empty, but well maintained.

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Jon Lam
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It is hard trail indeed, long and high, but anyway I did it today, 7and1/2 hours, the view from top is amazing, especially the stairway down to Kaneohe, just remember don’t go there when raining or after rain, too muddy to walk, and need to walk cross streams, choose the good weather day, and in the top of the mountain is always windy, be careful, also be careful when you go down, slip making dangerous

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EL P
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

We took a wrong turn and scrambled for 2hrs...lol. therefore only had time to get to the swing but still had a blast and loved the views! coming back real soon ...

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Jess Arita
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Trail head- started at Moanalua valley park trailhead is past the bathrooms and to the right. It’s super easy to get lost trying to find this trail. The first two miles are clearly marked, once you hit the river you NEED to cross the river and go right to hit stairway. Someone painted the trees with the directions after you cross the river. Hike- it’s muddy and it is almost at an incline the entire way. You have a beautiful view of the valley and the mountains the entire way. I would advise to wear long pants because there is a lot of long grass and branches that were itchy and scratchy. It’s just a long hike took about 6 1/2 hours to complete the whole thing. You need to bring lots of water and a snack. Not advisable for someone who is not experienced hiking. View- the view at the top is beautiful if it’s not cloudy. If you have any questions feel free to DM me @thehikingPomeranian or check out my highlights I have pictures about this trail on there!

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Tom Closer
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HikingMuddyNo shade
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Venice Dizon
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HikingMuddyOver grownScramble

PLEASE CHECK THE WEATHER! Very dangerous

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Chelse K
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Hiking

Hi, plan on doing this hike tomorrow morning February 24. Looking to make a group to go. Shoot me a message on Instagram: cb_kirkby

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van tran
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trailOver grownScramble
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Alex Callan
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HikingOver grownScramble

Great trail but a tough climb. First few kilometres out are fine. It is a little difficult to find the trail start but once you have it is simple finding your way from there. The climb is steep and without spikes is extremely difficult. Expect to get muddy and without spikes spend a lot of your time on your hands and knees. Bring at least three litres of water and start early. Don’t attempt if you’re worried about heights. Definitely set aside some extra time to go down the stairs on the other side as well.

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