Tripler Ridge Trail

HARD 63 reviews

Tripler Ridge Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1394 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

This hike is a long and continuous uphill trek with excellent views of the valleys on either side of Tripler ridge ending in a spectacular view of the windward side of the island. For those feeling really adventurous, you can continue onto the connector trails.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Try to go on a clear day. We had no views by the end. Wear pants or risk getting scraped up.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great ridge trail, most of it quite overgrown, and watch out for a large bee nest! There's a rabbit hole to take on the right of it. It ends with incredible views of the windward side and options to go west to the Haiku Stairs or east to who knows where.

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2 months ago

Great hike, but it seems like there was a lot more to go at the end of the trail. The views during the hike were beautiful, just didnt have a great final view

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

My only complaint about Tripler Ridge is that it is not hiked enough so as a result some places are overgrown...not to a point where cant tell where the trail is, but can make progress slow. Beautiful day today, started early and got to the summit in about 3.5 hours, then decided to take the KST to the Hiaku Stairs. Top of Heaven had no clouds to and the views was just amazing. After playing on the steps, came back via the Tripler Ridge

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Pretty hike, but I think I missed a turn to go up to Ridge line. Ended at 2600ft and at a point where I would have to go way down a ridge to climb up the huge final hill. Not being able to even see where the trail even went up, I guess I screwed up. From there I could clearly see the Moanalua trail with folks going up to the Ridge. There was one sign I pass saying "To Road Marker 12" and I wonder if that was the way to go. Not sure. Wonder if it is crossover. Hmmm

Did 7.5 Round Trip, up to 2600ft

3L water good and snacks need for energy

Bees Bees Bees.
Bees as you start trail near neighborhood, second batch at the left turn to side road, and third batch is at the 3.25 ish in a tree on right side of narrow trail. There is a trail to get around it if you back up. Early morning they weren't out, but when the sun shines, look out. Made the return walk exciting.

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3 months ago

Quite the ridge line hike so not for the inexperienced. The entrance isn't clearly marked, but once you get to the vicinity follow the road uphill (sign says for me military vehicles or hikers) after passing the radar tower a nice path opens up on point for the ridge. There are a few spots that have tall grass so you may want pants but otherwise it's not an issue. Great big evergreen along the path is about at the mid-point of the trek. Overall, great views and intense workout.

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4 months ago

This was a great hike took a casual stroll up tripler ridge to the end overlooking H3 make sure you bring lots of water and wear pants!!! It will be wet as there are lot of overgrowth but shorts will get you torn up. then we went past it to head on to the haiku stairs we parked a car at tripler and one in moanalua valley so we went down moanlua valley and it was a piece of cake steep going down In some areas but it was defiantly a good idea going down here. Once you get to the valley it's all flat ground and makes the end of the day more doable.