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Ohana Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 1,017 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Running

Forest

Views

Muddy

Rocky

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Ohana trail was built in 2013 by a dedicated group of mountain bikers seeking permanent access to an area used for many years for recreation. Representing themselves as OMTBO - Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana, they sought and were granted permission from the state land agencies. Through continued dedication and many hours of hard work, volunteers continue to maintain the trail. As it was built by and for mountain bikes, please expect that you will see many of them and give right-of-way accordingly. Mahalo!

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Johnny Walker III
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

mtb it. Love

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Brittany Moore
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HikingBugs

Love taking pups on this hike, great for off leash. Slight incline the entire way. It is a known dirt bike trail so if you do decide to bring doggos, remain vigilant and respectful to allow for easy passing for both parties.

Chelsea McKay
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HikingBugsRocky

It was 6 miles for me, taking the highway on the way back as a short cut. I started before sunset, and only saw two mountain bikers on this trail who were very friendly. simple easy trail comprised of many switchbacks. There are only views at one point that are still partly obstructed. Plan 2-4 hours for this. Parallel street parking at trail head.

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Dexter Ross
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Hiking

Decent hike. Longer route then it says, closer to 5 miles one way, if you go to the end and back closer to 10 miles. Easy trail to follow, starts out with some good incline. Shade for most of the hike, not real scenic but a couple nice lookouts. Dog friendly.

Amy Roper
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Hiking

This trail is ABSOLUTELY not 3.1 miles from beginning to end. It’s 5.1 miles. A great trail. Plenty of shade. A couple scenic views. Cool carvings in the trees. Well marked. Beautiful plants and trees.

Laura Spools
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3.2 Fun though

Andrea Perry
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Hiking

Enjoyed the trail, but the mileage is off by alot. It says 3.2 from point to point, but it's actually 4.8miles, then you have to walk back up the road which brings the total to 6.5miles. Thankfully we hitchhiked back up the road because we were all pretty tired. Over all its a very nice trail and we did move out of the way for the 5 or 6 mountain bikers we saw!!

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Crystal Husted
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Hiking

Super nice and well maintained trail. I took my dogs and they did it with no problems. Lots of bikers so be aware of that.

Derek Williams
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Hiking

Great trail for a run or to bike. Little slick this morning due to the rain but overall nice views and pretty well kept trail. Few spots where you need to watch your feet if running to not roll or twist an ankle.

Nathan Kerestes
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Hiking

Mountain biking today, small amount of mud but overall great conditions today

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Andrea Ste
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Hiking

I really enjoyed this one. It was a great hike turned trail run.

Tyler Novak
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Hiking

Much longer than I expected. Maybe only use this trail if you’re using a mountain bike. Looked like a great trail for it.

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Dayle Turner
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Hiking

I hiked the trail starting on the Waimanalo (south) end. My intention was to find a way down to the Maunawili ditch trail. Found that way without much difficulty. Lots of signs on and along the Ohana trail can be helpful or confusing, depending on your sense of direction, knowledge of the area, and memory. If you’re lacking in any of these, you might have an experience. Fortunately, I have a pretty good sense of direction and, so far, a good memory, so I was able to deal with my lack of knowledge of the trail and area. I did not hike the ditch trail all the way to its connection to the Maunawili Demo Trail, but I plan to do that in the coming weeks with the objective of doing a circumnavigation of Mount Olomana. Prior to that, I have some exploring to do on the north/Kailua end of the Ohana Trail to find the route made by Joe Bussen that connects to the Olomana ridge trail.

E Snevets
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Disappointing trail. Poor parking options. One car that was parked at Norfolk trailhead there had windows smashed out! Pig hunters with dogs came by, glad I didn’t have my dog with me! Buggy! Very few vista views - not a panoramic hike. Seems to be popular with bikers. Almost hit by 2 coming around a corner. Trail is clearly muddy often, as it was when I hiked it. Many ruts. A dirt bike did come roaring by - that was pleasant. Ended hike by removing a giant keawe thorn from my foot as it had penetrated through the sole of my New Balance trail shoe! My local friend said these thorns are everywhere!!

Derrin Shriner
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Hiking

Great trail. Wasn’t sure where to park initially but there’s an elementary school close by. Rode north to south and first half is a good climb followed by some great flowing trails on 2nd half.

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Liliana Collins
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Hannah Indi Jones
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Hiking

Beautiful hike in terms of foliage, but limited panoramic landscape lookouts. The trail seems mostly used for mountain biking. Also, it says 6.3 out and back, but I was just over 4 miles at the turnaround. I took the hardballed road back to the trailhead to finish at 5.8 miles. If I did out and back, it would be over 8 miles! Also, the beginning is a bit confusing to stay on trail- there are many ancillary trails intersecting Ohana.

Charlie Weber
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Hiking

Nice hike. Not much to see.

Michael T.
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Hiking

The first thing you will discover is that unless you go early in the morning there is very limited parking. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is kept in very good condition based on the amount of tree falls that have occurred over time. Fallen trees are cut and cleared rapidly in order to keep the trail open for riders. There are a lot of side trails and offshoot trails on this one so if your intention is to hike the trail as per the AllTrails map you will have to refer to AllTrails on a regular bases. I did this one on Christmas day so the mountain bike traffic was way down. I did however come across two riders who both indicated that on any regular day there is generally a lot of riders on the trail and adjoining trails. The views a few but still nice when you find them. The last thing I noted is that based on hiking this one on a holiday and the lack of people around the passenger side window of my car was broken in an attempt to gain entry to the car but I think they got disturbed and left before completing the task. I would not recommend this trail for hikers unless you want to spend your time dodging mountain bikes. The other notable thing about this hike is that the map provided by AllTrails could do with an update as I found myself zig zagging on and off the trail. Finally if you tackle this one early or on a holiday make sure you leave your valuables at home or carry them on the hike.

Esther beach
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. There are a few lookouts. I enjoyed this trail for trail running a lot. It’s a mountain biking trail so a bit clearer than most trails here on Oahu. Beautiful jungle forest all around.

Jorge Light Switch
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Mountain biking

Good times, just mind your speed because traffic in both directions. If you pause, be prepared to be bit by misquotes! Great trail upkeep and shade.

Sean OBrien
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Mountain biking

Good trail, well maintained with rakes posted around so you can help keep the trail clean. Great hill, great bike, great people.

Philip Sochor
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Could not find any drivable trail!

Logan Cottingham
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Good views under canopy. Cool foliage, but not a particularly hard hike.

Edward Covell
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OHV/Off Road Driving
First to Review

Awesome off road trail

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