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.

13 minutes ago

Very nice and really hard trail. You have to make it too the end, its worth it :)

1 day ago

Incredible views but it gets really sketchy after the first peak. Coming back up to the second peak was a good workout. Try not to use the ropes, one was tied together with a pice of small nylon cord.

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3 days ago

Awesome hike. Make sure you don't park on the side walk. I saw a lot of cars that got tickets for parking slightly on the sidewalk even though they parked on the correct street.

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3 days ago

5 days ago

Great hike. The best views are from the second peak so don't feel too bad if you can't make it to the second peak. To be honest, I don't find this hike that challenging. There were only two sections climbing up the third peak (closest to the top) where I was actually scared, due to a very narrow ridge and few grips in the rock. Otherwise, the ropes really help and the rocks provide plenty of grip. Going down is always harder than going up, take your time and don't rush. I always park on the sidewalk/grass across from the bus stop on Auloa road. Don't park on loop road, you'll get towed.

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10 days ago

Beautiful. One of my favorite hikes on the island. Protected, steady/hard climb that gets technical as you approach the top of the first ridge. Very slick and sketch if it rains, which it often does near the top. Peaks 1 and 2 are manageable but challenging. Peak 3 should only be approached with care on a clear day. The view from the top is well worth the effort. Don't park on Loop Rd, instead park across from the bus stop in the grass.

11 days ago

All three peaks!!

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15 days ago

This hike/ scramble was intense. We only did the first peak and not everyone in the group finished the climb to the summit. Don't let anyone lie to you, while the climbing on the first peak is not difficult, it is not for the faint of heart. The rewards are worth it.

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26 days ago

awesome

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28 days ago

Did it last Octorber (2016) and it was awesome! Only reached the first peak because we started late afternoon and didn't want to walk in the rain forest when it's dark....it was a great workout and make sure you are okay with the height before you start to climb. Thought a good pair of hiking shoes were necessary until saw a few folks with bare feet....the view at the first peak was rewarding and definitely worthy it.

28 days ago

mostly covered under forest, that changes in vegetation with elevation. very cool features and trees along the way. supposedly you can park BEFORE the white bridge leading into the Royal Hawaiian golf course, but there are no parking signs everywhere. I found a spot in the grass across the street from the golf course entrance near the bus stop.
very rewarding views, I made it to the first peak, enjoyed the views with a snack, and made it back down in 3 hrs.