Olomana Trail

HARD 401 reviews
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Olomana Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2188 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Located in Kailua, Three Peaks is a wonderful hike with great views if you can make it to the top. The first peak's about 1.5 miles up with dropoffs on both sides. The next peak isn't as challenging but still an awesome view. The last peak should only be tried by experienced hikers.

4 days ago

4 days ago

little bit of everything. a few sketchy parts bug always a place for your feet and/or hands

5 days ago

Super fun, last peak was scary and it had been raining the day before (and was raining in the way down) so it was dangerously slippery but well worth it. I think it deserves the hard rating, moderate for first two peaks.

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5 days ago

5 days ago

My favourite hike in Hawaii so far. The views are spectacular. The climb to the first peak is long and a little repetitive but worth the views from the top, it's a quick going to the second peak where again you're rewarded with great views. The descent from the second peak is where this hike starts to get fun, there are ropes to assist you all the way down that are in reasonably good condition( I have no idea how often they are maintained though) the climb to the third peak was awesome and again with ropes to assist. I would NOT recommend attempting the second or third peaks in windy or rainy conditions. I had spectacular weather the day I did it and even with the slightest breeze as I made the final ascent on the third peak I was blown around the rocks a little. Take lots of water and snacks. This hike took us 5.5 hrs total from where we'd parked the car across the road from the golf club entrance.

6 days ago

Very slick after a rain so take spikes.

hiking
6 days ago

Don't get sloppy with your parking, cops are still ticketing over here.

Hiked it in reverse again. Still felt super sketch coming up Ahiki. Only go if you or someone you're with knows. Ropes here are unreliable, old, and anchors are wiggling. More than a few parts require some very technical and risky movements. The trail to the backside is rough, overgrown, and well, rough. I think it takes about 90min+ just to get to the bottom of Ahiki. After climbing up the backside, the rest of trail feels like a stroll in the park. Going down 3rd peak and up 2nd without even touching the ropes felt so easy. Just as a point of reference.

Always one of my favs.

Last thing... Take off your micro spikes. You don't need them for this trail, and you are only damaging the rocks and roots. Especially while climbing, there's a better chance you'll dislodge a rock with a spike and fall, than slip. Take em off.

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7 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and fun hike. Did this with my brother a couple weeks ago and it was certainly a ton of fun. We just got to the first peak due to time constraints but even there the drop offs can be intimidating to some. Would definitely love to come back and try to finish this trail

9 days ago

It was great

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17 days ago

Views were incredible! Only made it to the first peak, and it was honestly a little too much for me! I felt okay until the last stretch of rock climbing to get up to the peak. BRING EXTRA WATER!! Hike isn't bad up to the last stretch before the first peak. Definitely wouldn't recommend if its raining or windy, Don't park by white bridge, tow signs are up.

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19 days ago

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22 days ago

I would rate the hike up to the last rope climb just prior to first peak as 'moderate' and then you do the final rope climb and you're essentially to the first peak with a nice landing area to rest, its def not very wide and you have to be careful but totally doable. My buddy and i did this on a dry partly cloudy day and it was perfect! The only freaky park for me was going back down the rope section as u leave the 1st peak to get back on the "trail"....the rope climb down the rock face is slanted so its hard to plan out your footing so just have a spotter at the bottom of the rock to guide you where to put feet if you are unsure. Once u land on stable ground and look up at it, it doesnt seem that bad. Overall a 5 star hike from me being my first time on it i was ok with just the 1st peak (the best views) bc man once youre up there the views are out of this world crazy. Be mindful of your footings and you'll be ok (to the 1st peak)

hiking
25 days ago

Wear good shoes and bring water! Awesome hike that offers a big of everything. trail running, rock climbing, and gorgeous views. You can go all the way to 3rd peak if your adventurous or stop at the 1st peak and still enjoy a gorgeous view!