Fort Shafter Ridge Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Fort Shafter Ridge Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Entering from Radar Hill Drive...starts out as a paved road then turns rocky then hard clay covered in pine needles. Steep, but not Koko Head steep, with a few places where it levels out for a short distance. About 0.9 miles up you have a small area on the right you can see Diamond Head, Punchbowl, and Honolulu in the distance. Good place to put a hammock between two trees and catch tradewinds when they are blowing. About 1.1 miles up the trail it splits into two trails. Gooood workout!

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Incline right from the start, so stretch before beginning. Great views and fun once you get to the single track trail. Need access to Fort Shafter to get to the trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

There is only one trail, if you take a side trail, prepare for it to dead end. Definitely worth the hike though

6 months ago

This trail doesn't offer much of a view, but it's an excellent work out. Lately, a lot of the trail has areas that have been washed out, but generally it's not too bad. Just be careful of your footing if you are running it.

6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Not easy. Very steep! We did enjoy it though and will be returning.

hiking
8 months ago

An easy trail with great views of the Pali. Well trod and maintained.
Will do it again.

8 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Only available to military. While it's not well maintained, I have told give it a few stars as I do a lot of my hill trail runs on here. Convenient and right out my back door.

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Overgrown, difficult to find, and some weird looks from the golf course.

hiking
Sunday, November 02, 2014