Kuilau Ridge Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews

Kuilau Ridge Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

6 days ago

Beautiful views all along the trail

off road driving
13 days ago

Beautiful rain forest

great scenery

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

This was an excellent trail with our toddler in a hiking carrier. Very muddy, so we went cautiously to keep footing, but a gradual incline with a beautiful payoff of amazing panoramas at the end! Really stunning views when the trail opens up at the picnic area. We didn’t go beyond the picnic area since we had our little one, so it was a relatively quick and lovely morning hike.

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1 month ago

This is a nice and easy, gradual trail cut into what looks to be a forest service or logging access road. It is not very strenuous; however it rained (thunder stormed) the night before we hiked it at mid-morning and it was very muddy! Continue past the clearing at the top to the old wooden bridge where the two trails meet. If there's enough water in the little stream at the top of the trail, you'll be treated to a nice waterfall along the right side.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

A bit overgrown and expect a lot of mud, but offers great valley and forest vistas

2 months ago

Great trail. A bit overgrown in places and muddy in most. Creates a few slippery sections. I fell on my butt once near the turn around point.

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3 months ago

first ever solo hike, perfect! trail is a little overgrown in places, but easy to follow. a pleasant challenge. muddy, wear pants if you don't want to get cut by grass at the beginning and berry bushes at the very end (past the picnic tables). trail past the picnic tables was really steep and tricky and overgrown

4 months ago

Lovely hike through the green forest- not as stunning as some other views on the island, yet lovely green eye candy.

5 months ago

Nice views and picnic area at top. Could use a little maintenance, overgrown a bit but still totally passable. Not too muddy the day we went. A nice hike but not the very best.

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