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5 days ago

This trail was very beautiful. Lots of breathtaking views and it is not a hard hike. The trail can be really muddy so bring shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

great undergrowth and tropical forest views, not many vista views

Logs by order of Mountain Ray.

on Aiea Loop Trail

27 days ago

It’s a great hike for beginners. Half way through you have a really pretty view of the H3.

hiking
28 days ago

I live here

hiking
1 month ago

Try Kalauao Falls hike or Aiea Ridge Trail if you want something more challenging. The Aiea Ridge Trail has some scenic point along the way.

the most boring trail on all of Oahu. many people use this trail for running... kudos to them. get through it as fast as possible so you can get out of the forest lol. there's one view... of h3.

hiking
1 month ago

We started out early @ 7:15am. Definitely less traveled at that time of day. It rained a bit yesterday so the trail was a tinsy mushy but doable in durable boots/shoes. The views are beautiful along the path. Be sure to take a few of the small jaunts off the trail for the best views!

Definitely not a Moderate trail from start to the Koolau summit.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail with our 6 year old, and we all had a good time. It’s not too difficult but it was raining a little and the mud was deep and slippery during half the trail. Wear old/resistant clothes and be prepared to ruin your sneakers. Bring some wet wipes in case you slip in the mud. There are three stopping points with benches.

hiking
1 month ago

9/30/2018-Started hiking about 0745 and met 13 groups/solo hikers along the way. The weather was better than expected and not super humid as it has been for the last week or so. The trail was mostly dry but some areas had sticky mud. All in all it was a good adventure!

Really enjoyed this trail. When it has rained it is a bit slick, but when dry, it is very nice.
Certain areas were soft enough to even go barefoot which I truly love.

First of all it is not 8.8 miles as noted. We actually walked a total of 11 miles. Took us seven hours with breaks in between. And probably had a half mile left to go to the end. Follow the Kamananui Valley Trail for approximately 3 miles, stay to the right of the fork! Approximately half a mile from there you will come to the Kulana’ahane trail head sign. Cross the stream and go to the left. (To the right will take you to the stairs) Some of the pink ribbon/trail markers were difficult to spot due to last storm. There is debris/tree limbs on ground.
We counted 36 stream crossings in all. Your feet will get!

This is Kulana’ahane State trail. It ends at a saddle point overlooking H-3. It does not end at the Stairway To Heaven although you can see the structure from here on a clear day. Refer to map.

Amazing views. Slippery and muddy in quite a few areas

I hike this often, and difficulty always depends on how wet it is, as all the mountain trails here. This one has some great valley views and very interesting trees and fauna along the way, including some strawberry guava trees that form shady tunnels in some areas, and you can pick and eat them for a great vitamin C source and boost! Though it may lack the great coastal views of some mountain hikes, it makes up for it with it's interesting foliage, including steep fern valleys with giant twisted koa and other giants among the vast greenery! I personally love this trail, especially the west side of loop,(which I often go up and down)

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike

on Aiea Loop Trail

2 months ago

Easy hike

Great trail with some nice views from the summit. However, the half the of the loop coming back was currently closed due to construction. Overall it was a great time. Moderate difficulty is accurate, however I would say it could bump to hard when it rains, as it did today for us.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly moderate with no real gradients. Very muddy at the moment but slippery rather than deep. Very peaceful and great when it’s hot out as it’s fairly covered. Pigs are damaging some of the trail and I saw a fairly large one at the 4 mike mark. Worth doing for a quick outing.

Great trail, though it’s longer than listed. My app said it was 5.6 miles for the loop. Starting at the lower parking lot helped.

hiking
3 months ago

Great running trail!

amazing

its a very good hike especially for beginners. you can see the H3 freeway and the ridge mountain. it's beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

The trail (and almost the entire ridge) has crumbled away 2.85 miles in. With some climbing/scrambling, you can still pass by, but it is risky.

This is absolutely one of my favorite ridge trails. The intoxicating smells, ancient/gnarly ridgetop koa, sweeping 360-degree views and uncanny seclusion are juxtaposed by the bustling traffic of H3 below. After hitting the ridgetrail section of this hike (about 1.5 miles in), I have never encountered another hiker.

Difficulty:
Due to the overall distance, occasional fall risks, and trail conditions, I would rate this closer to Low-Low Hard. This is not a hike for dogs or children.

Ratings:
Payoff: 10/10
Intensity: 6/10
Risk: 7.5/10
Wayfinding: 7/10

3 months ago

Mountain bike. One lap, 30m 7s.
Find it on strava dot com.
Beat it if you can : P
https://www.strava.com/activities/1645468028

3 months ago

Chill trail, good for running on dry days.

on Aiea Loop Trail

hiking
3 months ago

The views aren’t super fantastic there but it’s a great nature outing nonetheless. The trail itself isn’t difficult it’s just pacing yourself to make sure you make it haha. Lots of species of plants (im a botanist so im biased) to ooh and aah at plus the trail is great for groups and dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of tree coverage! Definitely a trail that submerse’s you in Hawaii’s more realistic, naturally beautiful forest. From the trail you can see the highway in some spots, which is beautiful unlike L.A.’s highways, and Honolulu. I can see what people mean when they talk about a muddy trail if it’s rainy because I did this trail with my husband during a dry day and the trail was still muddy where the sun doesn’t reach. I love greenery and that’s what this hike had! Trail head is obvious if you drive all the way to the top of the paved road.

3 months ago

Easy trail

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