Kuliouou Ridge Trail

MODERATE 434 reviews

Kuliouou Ridge Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1945 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

This trail that rises almost 1800 feet before peaking on the spine of the Ko`olau Ridge. It's a great hike and a tough run, for it is steep, but it is very run-able and offers a great reward in the form of spectacular views. The locals say that you're suppose to run to the top, come back down to the picnic table, and then run back to the top again.

13 hours ago

love it! amazing view once you get to the top

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3 days ago

Great hike with multiple changes in scenery. The hike can get pretty muddy and slippery for some when it rains. There were mosquitoes, so bring bug spray.

A solid hike with tree cover most of the way. The summit view isn't as expansive as some other hikes in the Ko'olau Mountains, but it's still very nice.

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9 days ago

6/12/2017-Quite a few groups hiking today and the trail was muddy/slippery. View at the top was unique because it was cloudy, giving the area a mystical atmosphere. Temperature wasn't too humid but recommend bringing at least 1L of water anyway.

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12 days ago

Pretty easy hike with good views at the top.

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15 days ago

"Moderate" yeahhhh Idk about that part. First half is great, relaxing, build up a nice sweat. Once you hit the picnic tables...it's uphill from there!! How about those stairs though!! View at the top is worth the hike. Bring lots of water, maybe a snack for energy once at the top, and don't give up!!

15 days ago

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15 days ago

I've done this hike about 15 times. I haven't continued to the other ridges, just getting to the top is enough. Yesterday was the first time we took our dog on this hike and he loved it! It's definitely a good work out and you get a good sweat going. Gorgeous view at the top!

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17 days ago

On of my favorite hikes on Oahu so far. I have done this one 4 times so far. I enjoy the walk up and the amazing views at the top. It's a good trail run on the way down for a bit more exercise too. It's moderate for sure for most people, not too hard, we did it once with 2 baby wearers and they did good and made it to the top!

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18 days ago