Olomana Trail

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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

mountain biking

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

Between peaks 2 and 3 is the scariest-looking part. But it doesn't require technical climbing skills--a fit, avid hiker should be able to climb down and up.

5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I went alone and am medium fit so I had some reservations. I made it to peak two.

Peak one is the highest with a great view, and getting to two from there is manageable. From two to three seems the sketchiest, as you really have to rely on ropes for short vertical drops.

It was hard, but very rewarding, and not truly dangerous until you are moving between the peaks. A moderately fit person with no climbing experience can definitely make it to peak two with running shoes, so long as it's not super windy at the top. If the weather looks bad, don't take your chances to three. Come back another time.

hiking
7 days ago

First peak is doable for most. There is one part with some old ropes grab all of them at once and don't rely on them. After that there will be a rock ridge that can be a little sketchy for some. The first is the highest but if you want to do the next do be prepared. The second isn't too bad but the third is literal rock climbing and was a real challenge of my fears. I do not regret it but will only do again if I am showing visiting family/friends. BE PREPARED. Turn around if it is raining or windy.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Loved every stage. Lush ferns at the bottom, towering ironwoods, moss-covered boulders. Just a beautiful journey. Views were spectacular at the top of ridge one. We were tentative to tackle ridge two, but did it and totally worth it! Wasn't up for ridge three, but will be back to do it!

16 days ago

16 days ago

Beautiful view!!!! Great workout.

18 days ago

For any hikers out there looking to do this hike, a few things. One, this hike is also known as the Three Peaks Trail and hits all 3 peaks of this ridgeline. Second, if you do all three peaks, it is about 50% hiking, 50% rock climbing. Be prepared. Lastly, the trailhead is located down a private golf course road which you cannot park in, so you must park in a nearby neighborhood and walk to the trailhead. This adds about another 1/2 mile to your hike. But overall, a fantastic hike for someone looking to go above the normal hiking experience. P.S. The trailhead sign is labeled, "Olomai Trail."

hiking
20 days ago

21 days ago

An awesome trail - can be dangerous, though. Absolutely beautiful views from all three peaks. You can hike to just the first and back and still get all the views, but the view from the third is absolutely incredible. That being said, from the second to third peak there are ropes set up to AID you in getting down/up. Do not rely solely on these ropes! They will not save your life. Be extra careful if it's super windy out. All in all, a really neat hike, but probably not for those with major joint problems or a big fear of heights.

hiking
22 days ago

25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Good trail with a great view. Be prepared to climb some rocks beyond the first peak.

Some ropes need to be replaced as their outer layers are cut from rock abrasion.

Do not trust or rely on the ropes, focus on good footings and grip up and down the rocks. Use ropes to help with balance or only as needed.

If it's windy or slippery I don't recommend going beyond the first peak. It is simply not worth dying for. Come back on a good day, even it means a different year if you don't live on the island.

I have done this trail three times. Awesome hike every time I do it.

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27 days ago

Hard

rock climbing
27 days ago