Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

MODERATE 252 reviews

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1955 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

Wiliwilinui is about 4.8 miles long and located near Wailupe, Hawaii. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day.

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7 days ago

ive been on 10+ hikes in oahu and this is by far one of the best hikes. the views are amazing. it can get challenging as you reach the stairs. there is one part where you will need to use a rope to climb up but its more for when you are coming back down. i took my dog (50lbs)and she was able to get through the whole hike. i wouldnt recommend bringing small dogs unless you are going to be carrying them alot. it started getting cold as we got to the top but the breeze felt good cause we we sweat climbimg up the steep incline. recommend good hiking shoes..not running shoes. there is a bench at the halfway mark before you start the stair portion.

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7 days ago

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10 days ago

I loved it. Super muddy at times and my wife slipped on the way down so be careful. But it was absolutely beautiful.

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13 days ago

Guard check-in is required, but lets you know how many car loads are on the trail. Strenuous but not dangerous hike. Great views. 2-3 hours round trip depending on group and pace of course.

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15 days ago

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17 days ago

Very pretty and moderate hike. The second half of the hike is very steep with a lot of stairs. But a gorgeous view of the east / north side of the island. Bring a lot of water. And go when it hasn't rained recently. I could imagine it wouldn't be a fun hike with the mud.

hiking
18 days ago

favorite hike on the island!! Views are out of this world

hiking
21 days ago

Did this hike this morning. Was a little slippery from the stairs up. Mind your step coming back down. Limited parking. Moderate to hard pending your fitness level. Half way point is at the start of the stairs.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike...trailhead to end of trail took around 2 hours, probably a bit more because of stopping to take in the views and snap some pictures. I started the hike after having walked quite a bit already...from Waikiki I took the #2 bus and transferred to the #1, getting off at the stop closest to Kalani High School. From there, It took about an hour to get to the trailhead and the walk is about 2.5miles, all gradually uphill. Talked with the guard at the gate briefly...he asked if I was going to the trail (backpack and hiking shoes made for a safe guess), I said "yes" and he said to go on ahead, no issues or ID check for me on foot.

The first 2/3 of the trail was nice and easy. The last 1/3 was more vertical, had some significant stairs (a few 24-30" risers), and had areas that could get slippery if wet. The moisture held off for the most part and the views of the south shore were incredible. The "end of trail" sign was truly the end of the trail today: only white could be seen to the north. A nice cool breeze and very fine mist helped to cool down.

I sweat a lot and 2L of water was perfect for my needs today.

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