Manoa Middle Ridge Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,457 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

hiking
3 months ago

Quite a strenuous hike, elevation changes rapidly after scaling the rock wall at Waiakeakua stream. There are several ropes here as it scales about 39 ft. Once on top the ridge it continues to incline at a solid steady pace upwards of 2300 ft. At one particular point the ridge is quite narrow and there's a strap between trees to balance along the narrow ridge (pic uploaded several times but wouldn't take). The views, pic included of the valley, along this route are absolutely amazing but the trail is not for the faint at heart.

Prepare well for this trail. The opening covers Puu Pia trail then switches once reaching the stream area. A very wet and muddy start only begins the amount of slippery slopes to encounter. No recording here or more pictures than what's loaded due to the amount of wetness and humidity and an unprotected phone.