Hahaione to Kuliou'ou Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Hahaione to Kuliou'ou Loop is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is a great trail that runs from the back of Hahaione Valley through the back of Ka'alakei Valley, and up Mauna 'Ohi Ridge to the KST. It is one of the most beautiful walks along the KST to the Kuliouou Terminus. Once there, its back down Kuliouou Trail to the Boy Scout Camp tables. The turn off is behind the shelter. Its a steep and slippery slide down the hill on a bed of pine needles. Once at the bottom there is a tree marked with arrows. Turn left to contour to the back of Ka'alakei Valley. There are very few native plants on this trail. You get to see one Ohia tree on the KST. Most of the trees are Guava and Pine. There are a few campsites along the way and a field at the start of the trail. Be ready for some heart pumping climbing on Mauna 'Ohi Ridge. There are about 4 rope sections; nothing too difficult. The views are more than beautiful on a clear day. Some spots on the KST afford a 360 view from Diamond Head to Koko Head, to Waimanalo, and Kailua.

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