Mariners Ridge Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers scenic views 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 but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles
862 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

rock climbing



private property

TRAIL IS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The only way to hike this trail is with an official hiking club (e.g. HTMC, Sierra Club, or other). There is now a big fence and gate that locks the entrance.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Great quick and easy hike. Beautiful views! This trail is closed, and the gates are heavily greased (would be a mess to get in). So go with the Sierra Club or HTMC, who have special access to the trail.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Was able to complete with the Sierra Club last weekend. They are one of two groups that have access from KSBE

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The trail has closed. There is a big black iron fence installed at the entrance. I also saw long bird spikes installed on top of the wooden fence of the last house, possibly to deter hikers from trespassing in their property. Well, a bit sad, but luckily there are other trails not far away to hike.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

This trail is now officially closed to the public as of December 2013. The only way to hike this trail is with an official hiking club (e.g. HTMC, Sierra Club, or other). There is now a big fence and gate that locks the entrance.

You can attempt to reach this trail from the Koolau Summit Trail either from the direction of Kamilo Iki Ridge Trail or from Hahaione/Kuliouou Trails.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just FYI, Kaluanui also known as the Mariners Ridge trail is no longer open to the public

Monday, September 30, 2013

This is one of my favorite hikes. Easiest to the top of the Koolau's and family friendly. This is the first hike I took my wife on, and proposed to her at the top. Since then we've taken the kid, other friends and family members up. Always enjoyable!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

nice and easy. great for the whole family even young kids or old people. lots of shade. be careful not to slip on all the pine needles and roots. i did this hike so many times and it was always enjoyable.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Nice easy hike, good for beginners, nice leg stretcher for experienced to expert, good connections to other trails, excellent views the entire island, especially Hawaii Kai, waimanalo, lanikai, Kailua, mcbh, china mans hat, and the Kbay sandbar... Best to go when the trade winds are blowing, wear sunscreen and bring a liter of water, good shoes as well, trail is dog friendly, the adventures of Brewtus continue, he loved it! Just remember to Kokua!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

This another hike that is in a residential neighborhood. So be respectful to the people that live around there. It is street parking, so be courteous to others.

This hike is a easy hike. It's not to long and is covered for majority of the trail. There is a nice breeze that flows thru the valley. So very relaxing.

This trail is quite busy at times. I seen a Korean Hiking Tour group the day I went. Please be careful at the top. The view is very nice at the top.

All in all this is a short hike with a nice view. It has a little incline parts but not to bad. It's a nice hike for beginners and people that want a short hike with a great view.

Enjoy!! Lucky we live Hawaii!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Really great hike on Oahu. I went up with my wife, 8yr old daughter, 4yr old son and carried my 2yr old in a hiking carrier on my back. Family friendly but watch the kids at the peak and a couple narrow places. Not good for strollers but the views are amazing!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Trail is closed as of right now. Someone died and the emergency crews are trying to retrieve the body. Police would not let anyone enter.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ignore the No Trespassing and Private Property signs at the trail head. The trails were well worn and loved. There were plenty of locals, families, and tourists hiking the trail. Some roots and rocks to handle at certain points of the trail and some steep parts. I would say it's more beginner/moderate. It's not a long trail so even if you're not in the best shape you can easily make it to the top. The views along the way are amazing and you get a full view of east and north Oahu at the top. I decided to run down the trail which provided a nice quad workout.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Great views of the coastline at the top of the trail and along the way. Moderate difficulty as it gets a bit steep at the end.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

This was my first hike here in Hawaii. It was not as easy as we thought. Very tricky footing. However it was worth the climb.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Trail was closed off and posted. Could not hike.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Me and a couple friends went right at sunrise and had to say it was pretty breath taking. Pretty windy up there so pack a light jacket. It's a pretty steep climb but it's only for a short distance. Absolutely loved it!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

We really enjoy this trail. It's a nice workout, with gorgeous views along the way. We were able to take our seven and eight year olds most of the way up, but turned around because the sun was setting. Great trail! Tree roots can be very slick if it's rained recently.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Great trail with great views from the top. It's fairly easy to follow the trail up which isn't always the case for the trails on Oahu. This is one of the more enjoyable hikes I've done here and I would definitely recommend this trail to those interested in hiking on Oahu.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This was my first hike a few days ago and I completed it with ease. It was very fun and the views were amazing. I didn't bring my son but I saw kids as young as four. It would recommend hiking shoes especially if it has rained the day before. There are a few places that can get slippery.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

great beginner trail, easy gentle slope with a beautiful view. Parking is in a residential neighborhood so please respect the residence. Should take no more than 2hr r/t.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Good hike. Pretty easy. A little challenge for the outta shapers like me, but it just slows you down. Nothing to be afraid of. The view is absolutely amazing. Once you reach the top, there is a trail that continues to another cliff where the view is even BETTER. You can see Lanikai Beach, Olomana Trail (Three Peaks), etc. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! Haven't found a hike yet where the view isn't worth the climb. The view itself is worth 5 Stars. I would give the hike 5 Stars if it was more challenging.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Great trail! Found out I'm a bit outta shape...some of the steeper parts had me for a bit. View is amazing though!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Very easy uphill climb. Besides Diamond Head, this should be the first hike every novice hiker does first. I always enjoy this hike. Good for the kids and pets. No ropes like the challenging hikes of Hawaii Loa, Mt. Olympus and Wiliwilinui. Cooler than Koko Crater Steps.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

well worth it for the views... nice n peaceful

Friday, August 03, 2012

It's can a hike here not be five stars? Beautiful views, no bugs, and perfect weather

Thursday, July 05, 2012

once on top it is beautiful but you can climb down the cliffside to another trail that doubles the hike. it is well worth it for the views and the climb up another cliff to the best views

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Great views from the top!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pretty decent trail.. Bout 2 miles round trip.. Beautiful scenery, and the trail wasn't that hard to hike.. Had a couple steep parts but it wasn't too bad!

3 months ago

10 months ago

Load More