Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

MODERATE 195 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.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike if you want more than the average couple mile pillbox hikes that are all over Oahu. There are some ropes and steps but not entirely necessary if it is dry. Bring plenty of water. The views are great during the hike. It was mostly cloudy at the top (looking towards Kailua) for us but would be beautiful to see the windward side of the island on a clear day. We could see Honolulu behind us as it was still clear on that side of the island.

2 days ago

Great trail! Kinda hard because you are climbing up the entire time but worth it!

hiking
3 days ago

nice cool hike.... up in the clouds at the top..couple good sets of stairs

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike and the expansive views! The trail is mostly dirt, so I recommend going when it has not recently rained or it would be extremely difficult to keep your footing. This hike was fairly easy to moderate and you are able to maintain a good pace throughout most of the hike. The stairs are not too bad either! The view is beyond gorgeous! I love that is has mountain views as well as views of the valley and ocean. Definitely recommend this hike!

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

17 days ago

Get there early

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

This hike might seem intimidating because of all the stairs and seeing that the end was so far away, but honestly was moderate-easy despite how it may have looked going up. A lot of the hike is mud, so I wouldn't recommend hiking when it has rained recently. Even when it hasn't rained a ton it can still be a bit slick/slippery.

hiking
21 days ago

2hr30min walk to the trail head from Waikiki beach. Apple maps was accurate. All the fun is near the summit where the track narrows, becomes steep and slippery.

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22 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike reminds me a lot of a Gorge hike in Oregon. Traveling through a lot of lush forest, different vegetation but the same feel. A good workout and for non-hikers or those looking for a more sedate walk through the forest this is not your hike. Kudos to Hawaii Sierra Club for trail maintenance! I feel the All-Trails rating of moderate is a little sandbagged-for someone to enjoy this hike they have to be in pretty good shape and relatively sure-footed and have decent coordination.