Kuliouou Ridge Trail

MODERATE 540 reviews
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Kuliouou Ridge Trail is a 5 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
5.0 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.

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5 days ago

great hike beautiful views of North Shore!

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6 days ago

This is a great little hike, not terribly hard for your average person. It can be a bit more challenging after a good rainfall. It's particularly great in the morning for the sunrise. Great photo opportunity at the top no what time of day you decide to go. About half way up the trail there is a small pavilion with benches for a sit down if needed.
Great hike for people through the island. Be sure to bring water and something to snack on.
Happy trails!

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9 days ago

Lots of switchbacks, not for the inexperience. It's a nice shaded wet hike. Be sure to have hiking shoes or good shoes with grip.

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15 days ago

Amazing view!

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16 days ago

It was a great view and lots of shade on a hot day for a ridge hike. Moderate for all the ridge line hikes on town headed to Hawaii Kai,

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21 days ago

Kuliouou is one of my favorite hikes on the island of Oahu.

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21 days ago

This is a great hike with lots of different terrain that keeps it interesting. I'm just getting back into hiking, and so this was TOUGH for me. The first portion, as others have mentioned, is a series of switchbacks up the mountain. The trail is well maintained and if you're in decent shape should be a relatively easy-moderate. The second portion, up the stairs, was really tough but the views were amazing and it gave me a great workout. This hike took approximately 3.5 hours roundtrip with lots of breaks. Going up wasn't slippery, but it rained a ton on my way down and the trail became very muddy and slippery-so definitely use caution if you go on a wet day. My phone clocked in the round trip hike at 6.4 miles, but I'm not sure if it's more or less accurate than what's listed here.

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