Explore the best rock climbing 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.

hiking
1 day ago

This trail has it all: rainforest, waterfalls, , rope climbing, rock climbing, and gorgeous mountain and ocean views! I think it's quite a bit longer than 4.7 miles, but it's truly worth it!

We had a damn good shot at this one for a couple in their 50's. A bit sore today. Don't go doing this one if you have an old knee injury like me! other than that it was amazing, beautiful, breath taking and really worth experiencing.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

So me and my boyfriend completed the full circle. We are literally DEAD now haha! It was a huge challenge but I'm so glad we did it. We didn't have proper hiking boots - just trainers and we was slipping all over the place on the way back down! Also when coming down we turned right instead of left and had to add another 40mins on our journey, make sure you go down the right way as it isn't clearly signed. Go LEFT!
It was also raining while we was hiking which made it so much harder coming down, we fell over adleast 10 times each but it was part of the experience. We are laughing now but this trail is TOUGH! Enjoy guys!

hiking
9 days ago

This was a very cool hike with awesome views, but it was very sketchy at times. It’s really muddy and very steep. It’s not marked and you can get sidetracked at times, this happened to me a few times. I was definitely worried a few times. Wear shoes with great traction, and leave the kiddos, dogs, and grandparents at home. If you want to see more you can check out my video: https://youtu.be/qNHLLNOEshY

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome views, short hike and challenging !! Very narrow in some parts. Walk carefully along the cliffs but totally worth it !! Beware on windy days.

hiking
13 days ago

First, the trailhead is cleverly hidden behind the mailboxes on left of the road at the end of Waiomao Road which is a right turn off of 10th Street. Get out of your little car and you will see the hand lettered sign on the tree behind the mailboxes. The trail starts DOWN into the streambed / rain forest.
The hike itself is Epic, meaning there are a variety of micro climates, many great views, lots of hard work with sweat, and likely blood and even tears.
Highly recommended. Doesn't take all day but don't plan much else because you will need a shower, rehydration and rest!

hiking
14 days ago

Finally climbed the Chimney. Great day for it, dry, only mild winds, light cloud coverage without real rain in sight. I had to! A rope has been laid all the way down, that was nice of someone. As of 10/2017 they are solid. It does require climbing experience, and experienced eyes to see the route and safe holds. At the top, it pretty much required full body weight on the ropes, and needing to pull yourself up with only your hands and the rope. I have the strength, no problem, still it was pretty scary shit for me. Skilled, advanced, hikers only. Be wary of Hawaii's loose and crumbling rocks'. What's safe one moment may not be the next.

DO NOT wear micro spikes on the rocks and when climbing!!! The rock is too crumbly and weak, you'll likely dislodge some and either hurt yourself or others. Get decent shoes, or don't do it at all. Or climb barefoot. Micro spikes can be so destructive to Hawaii's trails, tearing up roots and and rocks. It's sad.

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Do not let the 1/2 mile distance fool you. This trail is difficult, but it has a very rewarding finish! Definitely make sure you have appropriate shoe wear.

hiking
17 days ago

Super fast and easy!

Quick hike and good workout!
Park at Halona lookout and walk across the street to start. We headed up to the arch and climbed on top of it and headed straight up to Koko Head. Walked along the ridge to get to the very top of Koko Head. It’s longer and more exciting than doing the stairs to the top. Still an excellent workout. Bring lots of water too!
On the way down we stopped at the arch to get pics.

hiking
18 days ago

Favorite hike I’ve ever done. My brother suggested it and it did not disappoint. End of September it was dry and not muddy. And the views are amazing. A must do!

20 days ago

treacherous but super fun. 3 waterfalls is worth the difficulty!

hiking
22 days ago