Kulana'ahane to H-3 Summit Saddle

MODERATE 5 reviews

Kulana'ahane to H-3 Summit Saddle is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aiea, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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 but must be kept on leash.

8.8 miles
1922 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers

over grown


Parking is at the Moanalua Valley Park (open from 7am - 7pm) at the end of Ala Aolani Street. Follow the Kamananui Valley Trail for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left at the Kulana'ahane Trail Head sign and cross a stream bed. Keep going straight; if you make a right turn after crossing the stream, you will end up on the Moanalua Middle (Keana'akamano) Ridge Trail. You will make approximately 23 stream crossings. You will then come to an "End of Maintained Trail" sign. Go past the sign and make you way up the ridge to the saddle summit. As you climb will be able to see the waterfall to the right of the radar dish at the top of the Stairway to Heaven. While it is possible to get to the Stairway to Heaven from the saddle summit, I would HIGHLY encourage you to NOT go this route. It is very dangerous and the ridge is not that stable.

4 days ago

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1 month ago

Made our way up the trail. Very easy to follow; the description on the app was very helpful. we were looking forward to seeing the waterfall, however there was no water in it! We climbed up on November 1st. This is a nice long hike, I went with first timers and they had blisters on their feet and a few cuts and bruises. Other than that the hike was a good workout.

3 months ago

Got off work early today so made my way to get to the H3 Summit Saddle that a friend had told me about. Beautiful hike and not too strenuous. Hike took just over 5 hours. WIll cross over the stream numerous times...dont be scared to get your feet wet! Amazing view at the top of H3 and the top of the Stairway to Heaven

3 months ago