Explore the most popular hiking trails near Honolulu with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

rock climbing
18 hours ago

Previous reviewers really under exaggerate the sheer amount of mud that is on this trail. The ENTIRE trail, from start to finish, is covered thick in mud and mud covered rock. Mud will get everywhere on you, and will lead to you slipping often and slipping hard, guaranteed. My partner and I both came out with a ton of cuts and bruises, and see high potential in someone getting seriously hurt. There's more slipping/twisting/sliding than actual walking.

They also fail to portray the number of rope-climbs that this trail requires. There are at least 30 if not 40 ropes scattered throughout the trail ranging from anywhere between 4 and 40 foot vertical elevation gains up a sheer mud/rock cliff or waterfall.

At this point I feel it necessary to point out I'm 23 years old, have gone to the gym almost everyday for the last 7 years, and came prepared with energy/food/water.

There are ribbons which are somewhat helpful, but they aren't very reliable, which especially holds true since the actual trail doesn't entirely match up with what AllTrails has (there are parts where the trail splits then reconnects [so there are two options to advance basically] but the app shows the trail as never splitting at that specific location, so it's easy to take one route, not realize the second route is there, then continue onto the end of the second route and head backwards in a big circle, thinking you're advancing when you aren't. No, I'm not talking about the crater portion either.).

The end along the ridge line has drop offs which are too intense for me (and other groups I found), especially with the severe winds at the top. The trail narrows to ~2ft with sheer drops to either side to guaranteed death. Falling to a broken ankle I can handle, but falling so easily to death just makes me lose interest real quick. Too sketchy up there.

Overall, the risks really outweigh the rewards for this trail, and I would recommend people find other trails where the rewards are better while requiring less risk in the process.

Loved this hike and the environment was awesome! Although I got bite by I swear every bug out there, so I advise bug spray!!! But would definitely go again!

Great beginners hike! Can be a bit muddy

try to go when it’s clear, the view is worth it!

I did this trail on october 2017. It was a sunny day. Good trail, only few people along. Amazing view at the top, not so difficult. Some slippery muddy point. Suggested.

Definitely longer than 9 miles. Extremely muddy! Spikes are recommended. Plan on getting dirty!!! Roughly four hours each way and that wasn’t moving slow at all, we didn’t take many breaks and didn’t spend much time at the top.

tough hike but great views from the top.

Amazing hike! This was 6.5 miles start to finish. Not sure what route is only 5. There are a few very steep scary spots for anyone terrified of heights. Amazing views and not many hikes you can climb up a waterfall!

Great, easy hike for the whole family, with spectacular views. One draw back is that there are no facilities, but that’s a minor inconvenience.

Great trail with some stunning views! A must do on Oahu. Bottom up in 59 minutes is totally possible when the trails are dry. Still saw some people who are scared of heights!!!! So if you are scared of heights, its not recommended to go there! Don’t forget that reaching the summit is only half of the rent 

Take the trail on the East end up and back unless you are confident in your climbing ability. The waterfall climbing section was not steep and had plenty of rope, but it is very muddy on the way there so bring a change of clothes for when you leave.

Amazing views from any of the ridges. Completely out of this world.

Hiking both days this weekend and hiked both days last weekend as well. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! It was windy and/or rainy a couple of the days but no issues as we had the right gear. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

Hiking both days this weekend and hiked both days last weekend as well. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! It was windy and/or rainy a couple of the days but no issues as we had the right gear. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

2 days ago

Sketchy hike but fun. It ended up being 11 miles round trip!

Nice waterfall. It was raining so it was pretty muddy.

hiking
2 days ago

Spectacular view!

Great views along the way!

Such a cool hike. Thinking of going the "legal" backway Monday. If interested message me on Instagram @Angelo_Q or email chicolo@hotmail.com

Such a cool hike. Thinking of going Monday. If interested message me on Instagram @Angelo_Q or email chicolo@hotmail.com

I hiked this 5/24 and let me start out by saying: what an epic and glorious adventure. Not for the faint heart. I absolutely enjoyed every moment of this hike to the stairs and I would do it again in a heart beat. Myself along with 2 other groups decided to be rebels and descended down the stairs. Luckily we did not have any run INS with a guard. If you're planning on going, bring gloves with good grips, good hiking shoes, spikes, water, a small snack, and dont forget your camera. The closer I got to the top, the windier it became, started raining at some sections as the clouds moved in, and the MUDDIER it got. Be prepared to get dirtied. If you want more info or tips, email me and I'll sum it up from beginning to end for you charmie91@gmail.com.

hiking
2 days ago

amazing views but super heavy traffic due to accessibility.

This trail is epic, way better than doing the stairs and worrying about getting caught. Both are extremely dangerous and for skilled hikers only. Bring gloves and water also be prepared to get covered in mud.

Nice easy trail. My wife completed the climb in flip-flops. It was a little slick in spots, but nothing too bad. There are a few hard areas, but nothing than your average person could not overcome. Parking was not bad we parked on the road before the parking lot to avoid the $5 fee.

This is a great hike. Might hit up the backway Saturday or Sunday morning depending on which day it's not calling for rain by Friday. if interested reach out to me on Instagram: @Angelo_Q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com

Great hike. The views along the ridge are amazing. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. It is strenuous and easy to twist an ankle. I recommend shoes with strong grips or mini cleats.

Great trail for the family! Be considerate of the neighborhood when parking near the entrance of the trailhead. Otherwise, enjoy this scenic hike!

This is Kuliouou west ridge which starts from the same entranc as Kuliouou state trail. This is not Hahaione ridge.

hiking
3 days ago

Wet wet wet. Big surprise. It rained in the middle of a rain forest. So the trail had running water going down the hill. Should have brought along a big dry towel!

This hike is incredible! It had been on our bucket list for quite some time! We just put all of our photos and tips together. Hopefully this will help anyone that wants to do this hike!

http://thatadventurelife.com/2018/05/22/moanalua-valley-middle-ridge-trail/

Cheap thrills if you’ve got the skills!

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