Kamilo Iki Ridge Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Kamilo Iki Ridge Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1430 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

over grown

This hike starts behind the Pahua Heiau that was built circa AD 1400. It traverses up the ridge through haole koa which then turns into a very open ridge hike with drops on both sides. It snakes up and down approximately 8-9 humps and eventually reaches the tree line. At the back of the ridge there is a switch back through the pine trees that then pops out onto the Koolau Summit Trail. Great views of Kamilo Iki and Nui Valleys stay with you all the way up. Once at the KST its a clear view of Waimanalo and Olomana all the way to Kualoa

hiking
9 days ago

I went up to the top and came down on Kamehame Dr. took 2+hours and just 5.5miles.

13 days ago

This was probably one of my least favorite hikes so far. It was terribly hot, dry and exposed, and this was even though I started my hike before 9 a.m.
Thank goodness it got prettier towards the top and you are rewarded with a great view, otherwise I would have been completely disappointed. But I still feel like there are just so many other better hikes on the island.
As another reviewer advised, please take plenty of water, I drank my whole 2 liters before I finished the hike.
Maybe I would try it again in cooler temps.

hiking
17 days ago

love this hike maybe cause it's the closest to my house! I go up in 40min~ and from there I do a KST crossover to any other hikes, normally go to makapuu ridge to hang out at alan davis or sandys... or go left and go down Waimanalo (TomTom) and go to Sherwood forest beach... Be respectful with neighbors, don't be loud, don't get inside the sacred heiau, go around it (left) and keep moving until you can't be seen. Really easy and short hike but if you are a beginner hiker or a slow one, bring water, and wear pants if you care about getting a few scratches.

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3 months ago

Recommend pants. Loved the views!!!

Great hike! Hard to find the trail head. It's a little over grown. Once you get to the top, ca. 15 min hike up, the trail is pretty good. Took us a little over 2 hrs one way, and almost 2 hrs back. Took our time due to getting hot! Not a dangerous hike. You need to take lots of water!!!

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5 months ago

Very good, not really difficult, except the begin, the road is not very clear but the view worth it.

6 months ago

When to the trail and the state put up a bunch of signs indicating it was now closed, home owner next door kindly told me to piss off

camping
9 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

If I were to offer 1 piece of advice...it'd be to WEAR PANTS. The trail is so overgrown. My boyfriend and I both had shorts on and the brush was constantly scraping against our legs - it got to the point where it was too painful to continue (brush was getting even thicker) so we just turned around. HOWEVER, other than that, I really liked the trail a lot and it had awesome views!. I would like to do it again (but with pants this time! haha) :)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Awesome hike/climb! Great rewarding review at the end. iPhone health tracker said it was 5.8 miles not 2.5. Easy to find and parking in the neighborhood was easy and not an issue.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016