Kuilau Ridge Trail to Moelepe Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Kuilau Ridge Trail to Moelepe Trail is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Wailua Homesteads, Hawaii that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.1 miles
1,309 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



This is a wonderful hike that offers beautiful views into smaller valleys as you hike. 

1 month ago

Muddy! If it has rained in the last 24 hours, plan on areas were the mud is 3-4" deep. Not that much elevation change. I really suggest you to the whole 4 mile (each way) trail - inclusive of the segment to Olohena Rd.

A lot of song birds and views! Even with the mud, it it a must do hike!

That downed tree mentioned by other reviewers requires a lot more that a little scrambling if it is muddy. You will be pulling yourself up the trail with a muddy root, and then sliding down on the back side.

I saw a lot of muddy butts on the trail, so if you aren't very sure footed wear clothes you don't care about. The mud will stain your clothes permanently.

2 months ago

A bit muddy at the top but very beautiful today. Nice view of the crater

3 months ago

We walked up to the picnic spot before turning around. The views are wonderful!

4 months ago

Great views, nice long hike but very muddy.

6 months ago

Nice, relaxing hike with beautiful mountain views

6 months ago

A little easier than “moderate”. Not too exciting but does have some great views. On the day we went it was pretty muddy making us turn around at the picnic tables. Still fun not nearly as much of a workout as some of the other “moderate” trials in the area

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