Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus)

EASY 31 reviews

Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus) is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

Nice and easy small trail. The bamboo forest is beautiful and calm. There's a couple little trails that branch off from the main one, but I'm not sure where they go. The trail leads to a service road with some radio towers. We were told on our hike by another group that there are now cameras on the towers, as well as a padlocked sheet of metal to prevent people from climbing up (as well as no trespassing signs) so I would avoid them altogether. The view from the top is pretty, although a lot of the invasive bamboo is blocking potential view. A group was there to remove some of it, so hopefully in time the view will be reclaimed!

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2 months ago

I give this a soft 4 stars only because I am a fiend for bamboo, so that area of the trail helped. It was a bit muddy today and actually this hike was to break in a pair of goretex shoes. Easy hike with the nice views of Honolulu and Diamond Head in some spots. Only drawbacks I can think of are the towers at the top and a few unmarked trails that branch onto the Pu'u Ohia.

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3 months ago

Great short beginner's hike. But does anybody know about the side trail that branches off, loops around the top of Tantalus, & then reconnects at the end of Telephone Rd? It's clearly a maintained trail (it even has an unregistered geocache), but we don't see it on any map or in any guidebook. See uploaded photo w/side trail in green.

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5 months ago

Trail can be muddy, but the view is totally worth it. I went on a windy day, and the sound of the bamboo rubbing and knocking in the wind was very powerful. Great short trail to see amazing views.

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6 months ago

It was an easy trail, wth great views..until we heard the warning bark of a wild boar! Be careful on this trail!

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