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Olomana Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,738 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

No dogs

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Getting There

Please note: There is no parking area at the trailhead - the map shown here will direct you to street parking and you can walk to the trailhead from there. Users have reported that there are towing operations in the area. It is not clear where the legal parking is, so park at your own risk. Located in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu, Olomana Trail (three peaks) is a strenuous hike with amazing views if you can make it to the top. The trail can be accessed from the intersection of Maunawili Road and Auloa Road off of Pali Highway. The first peak, Mount Olomana, is about 1.5 miles up with steep drop-offs on both sides and takes about an hour and a half to get to. Toward the top there are some rock climbing elements. The top of the first peak offers 360 degree views. It is steep on the downhill slope towards the second peak. The next peak isn't as challenging but still has an excellent view. The last peak should only be tried by experienced hikers in good shape and requires ropes all the way up. To return to your car you must go back the same way you can. This a favorite hike in Oahu, however can be very challenging with all of the up/down.

Parking is free. There is no parking structure, just park alongside the road before the bridge. Be aware of car break-in possibilities. There are no "facilities" on the trail. The walk from the parking area to the trailhead is about 1/4 mi. There will be a sign on the left.

Park outside of the golf course on the side of the road. This trail gets very steep near the top and you will have to climb up some rock walls, so be prepared.

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David Izzo
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Hiking

This might be my favorite hike in Oahu. The peaks, the jungle and much more. Just something about this one thats special.

Luvsandondov Lkhamsuren
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Hiking

Great hike with amazing views! There is climbing a wall near the top of first peak and descending from 2nd peak that’re bit tricky, shoes with good traction was very helpful

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Ryland LePage
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HikingRockyScramble

Fun trail with great views and scrambles along the ridge lines. Be ready to climb along drop-offs. If you have a fear of heights, this trail may test you. The peaks were a great place to eat lunch.

teri neh
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Definitely the most challenging hike on the island, but fun if you like climbing you will love it. Hiked to the 3rd peak 3 times and will definitely hike it again. I advise to use spikes, bring health snacks that give you energy and hydrating (nuts, tangerines, oranges etc.) Just do it! Have fun and be safe always.

Michael Karas
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Hiking

Aloha! Fun hike! Can be muddy but you don’t need microspikes for this one. First and second peaks are about the same difficulty. Third peak gets more sketchy. At minimum please wear proper hiking footwear though. Bring plenty of water for this one. Feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @mike.karas or my email mikekarasphotography@gmail.com for info or other questions. I’ve done most of the hikes on the island before. Also please pack out your trash! Too many litterbugs on the island sadly. Mahalo!

Aimi I.
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HikingRocky

The trail itself was great... but the parking is another story. Do not park on the long side strip of Auloa road (near the trailhead...which is right across the bus stop on that road) or else you will get a parking ticket of $35 because that strip is technically a “sidewalk,” though there is no way of telling. I would advise you to get dropped off by a friend or try to look for a different spot. Have fun and stay safe!

Haley Lambert
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HikingPrivate propertyRockyScramble

Fastest I've hiked to the first peak. Was nice and shady.

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Humberto Mendoa
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HikingRockyScramble

The third peak looks very daunting from far but it’s not bad once you are in it. Going down and back up the second peak was the most fun. Just pay attention to what you are doing and always keep three points of contact. Some ropes looked worn so give them a test tug. Rocks started to get hot to the touch on our way back so I wouldn’t recommend doing this in late afternoon when it is hotter.

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Kenneth Lavik
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HikingRocky

Great hike! Only did peak one.

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Russell Redman
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HikingRockyScramble
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Megan Fischer
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes on Oahu, but definitely challenging! Once you made it to the first peak the hardest part is over and it’s absolutely worth it to climb the other two peaks as well. Just be careful as there are some parts where you will have to rely entirely on the ropes provided (but not maintained and checked regularly)! Make sure you and your hiking party are all in good shape and BRING ENOUGH WATER!

James Fraser
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HikingRocky

Rule #1 of Zombieland: CARDIO.

Aleks Schillmoeller
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Hiking

Favorite hike on Oahu! Hard but worth it. Need to be in relatively good physical condition. spikes aren’t needed but just be careful.

Zion Heaven
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Hiking

Great hike just watch your step and be careful! Enjoy the views and pack a snack you’re up there awhile.

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Katie Williams
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HikingScramble

Some beautiful views! I had always heard that this was a treacherous hike, and that the views weren’t worth going past the first peak. Overall it was an intensive hike but not nearly as scary as I expected. I’m extremely glad we did all three peaks, because there were beautiful views all along the way. Lots of fun, and I would do it again! Bring plenty of water—we started around 7AM, but even doing this in the morning it got fairly warm because you’re in the sun a good bit. I wouldn’t want to start this hike much later than we did, for the sake of avoiding the heat!

Dustin Yates
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Hiking

Great Hike with amazing views!

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Jessica Hampton
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Hiking

Really loved this hike! We started about 8am, the day was cloudy/a little rainy on and off which I may honestly recommend for this hike because it kept it cool even during midday. The first peak should be pretty doable for most fitness levels. The 2nd and 3rd peak do require quite a bit of rock climbing or rope climbing, coming back down was a bit tricky. Not the most physically demanding hike I’ve ever done, but it earns its “difficult” rating since some of it is a little more technically challenging than the average person may be comfortable with

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Ryan Carver
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HikingRockyScramble

This hike was amazing. If you are scared of heights or are not athletic enough to climb ropes and very steep conditions I would not recommend. The views are unreal. Very satisfying hike. Not as hard as we thought it would be for the rating. Definitely worth it!!!

Catie D.
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HikingRockyScramble

Challenging hike but completely worth it. Will test your fear of heights. Recommend not going alone for the first time. Highly do not advise hiking in muddy or rainy conditions. Trail head is about 7 minutes down the road from the private neighborhood sign on the left. Bring plenty of water and courage. You can do it!

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Big Dan
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I'm interested in doing this hike as well as haiku stairs. dbgoodfella on IG or bdan870 on snap if interested.

Blake Dahneke
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HikingScramble
Jennifer Sakumoto
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Hiking

There is a lot of rock climbing on this trail. 1st peak has a good break spot. Half way to the 3rd peak has the best views in my opinion.

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Cindy Hernandez
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Hiking

Park on Auloa street across the bus stop and make sure you park way over for pedestrians to have room to walk. Then walk over to the next street loop road and walk down to the trailhead. The day started sunny and on the 2nd peak it started raining so I had to wait it out, def recommend bringing rain jacket which I forgot! However after the rain passed I was able to complete all 3 peaks! 5/5 would definitely recommend this for those who are comfortable with ridges and ropes

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