Kuliouou Ridge Trail

MODERATE 332 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.

4.4 miles 1945 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

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.

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4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

5 days ago

excellent!

10 days ago

Beautiful views

birding
14 days ago

So many chatty birds chirping away whistle at them they will sing to you for the entire day ☺

18 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

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.

24 days ago

super fun. challenging too

26 days ago

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!

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28 days ago

Loved it

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago