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.
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.
This trail has 3 sections. The first is a series of well graded switchbacks with a few minor areas of rock scrambling. The second section skirts a ridge through an iron wood forest. There are some steep areas and lots of roots that make footing a bit tricky in areas. The last section is a series of plastic steps installed by sierra club. Without these the trail woul just be a big washout. The summit yields spectacular views of koko head, hawaii kai, and waimanola. We were lucky with the weather and could also see molokai, lanai, and maui.
took us 2 hours 40 minutes (roundtrip) for this trail. the view from the top is amazing and it is such a breathtaking view. One of my favorite trail.
So many chatty birds chirping away whistle at them they will sing to you for the entire day ☺
Great hike but extremely busy on the weekend. It took me an hour to reach the summit and 50 minutes to descend - I hiked it for a workout so I'm sure it would take longer if I were trying to enjoy a nice hike. Definitely recommend.
super fun. challenging too
It took us about 1:30 to get to the top. We made two breaks and it was a very cool hike. For me (beginner and not sporty) it was a very hard and exhausting hike but the views at the top are so amazing so definitely worth it!
I went early in the morning right at day break. A total of 5 people in passing. Really not busy. Real exciting climb and challenging.
A must do hike. The summit is beautiful. It's a little hard for beginners but don't let that deter you from doing it. The first part is rocky, the middle part is through pine trees and the top has steps (was a bit muddy due to rain in the previous day or so), little plants and panoramic views.