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

hiking
14 hours ago

I would say 4WD is for the muddy days only, but it is a dirt road for at least / almost 2 mi up to the trailhead. WOW for a mystical forest experience, this is the one! Trail is uncrowded just because of how far up it is. You do drop down, and into the rain forest where all the plants are dripping wet, even if it's not raining. Very misty in here. Beautiful views. There are also many more trail options that are not listed here.

beautiful run down the switch back trail. goats at the bottom. we went clockwise. recommend it.

on Hauula Loop Trail

1 day ago

I love it, what's not to love hiking in Hawaii, country side.

Classic

hiking
5 days ago

This was for sure closer to 10 miles one way, beautiful trail with lots of tiny waterfalls and beautiful views.

Nice short little hike with some nice views of sunset Beach. Be sure to explore around the rocks near the pillbox. come early for the hike and spend the rest of the day at the beach.

I did this hike on a rainy day during a weekday, I’m sure it’d be twice as amazing on a dry day. The hike itself is a great challenge. I did it solo, it gets challenging near the end but I met a couple of adventurers already at the top who helped me along the way. It was good challenge and I’d definitely do it again if I had more time.

hiking
6 days ago

Humid but not hot due to tree and then fog cover. Occasional fantastic views. Muddy, trail runners are okay. Overall great!:)

Loved this trail, it was beautiful. Not difficult at all, some hilly points but easy to complete. Great to get steps in and your heart rate up.

Great ridge trail. Challenging, but much safer than others I have hiked. Not a great hike for small children, but everyone else can enjoy it. It was muddy today, recommend hiking boats or trail runners. Tennis shoes might not cut it for some people.

hiking
12 days ago

Despite the lack of waterfalls today, this was a great family hike. We carried one kid the whole way, while our three year old alternated walking/riding. Bring bug spray and wear shoes with good grip as the trail is muddy even during the driest periods.

Awesome hike. According to my GPS it 2.3 miles each way and all uphill. My five year old was a trooper and did it, but she has been building up to these hikes. l carried my three year old in a kid carrier and l would highly recommend a good walking stick for coming back down the summit stairs. All in all one our favorite hikes on the Island.

You'll need a four wheel drive - the distance from the cemetery is approximately 2 miles and just a dirt road - look out for the bull - from the trail head to the top is exactly 7 miles - it's 3 miles from the picnic overlook to the end of the trail - there are several different paths - stay left and you can see the moss covered trees and Jurassic era looking foliage - stay right and you can run through the lava tunnel - easy hike, and depending on the time of year a wacky drive.

An alternate way without going through security is starting the hike from Wailupe valley,and climb steeply till you hit the dirt road before the start of the steps.

hiking
15 days ago

Great after work, fresh air, hike/walk/trail run path. A few caves on the trail as well. At the first fork, go left as the climb up around the loop after about a mile is worth it. Also pants wouldn't be a bad idea as the lower trail has several areas of high grass/plant growth.

I have hiked many trails in Hawaii and this view and trail is an all time favorite. The view I like even more then the super popular diamond head and koko head trails. You will hike all the way up the mountain where there is usually a big cloud of fog but if you go on a clear day the 360 view is just amazing. Its about 3 hours round trip if you take time to enjoy the views. When I first did the trail I was confused because the only way to get there is through a security gate in a private residential area. Turns out you need to go up to him tell him you are there for the trail, give your id and receive a one day pass. There is no other route to go to get there. It will get muddy but the path is wide enough such that if you position yourself properly you will likely just slip and get dirty as opposed to falling to your death. This is a must do trail here it should be full 5 stars.

The most beautiful coastal view hike I’ve done so far! We saw a school of dolphins, it was so amazing! There’s lots of tide pools at the end that you can climb down the rocks and swim in. The trail was about 6 miles round trip and it took us about 3 hours with a few stops. The terrain is dirt and sand, low incline, just a few hills. Try to go earlier in the day when it’s not super hot like we did! Bring lots of water to drink and use sunblock!

Fog limited the visibility, but overall was a great and beautiful hike.

hiking
20 days ago

Went about an hour before sunset. Saw a monk seal. Hiked 3.5 miles and then turned around as it was getting dark. Gorgeous sunset!

hiking
21 days ago

Fun hike with the family. Not too difficult. There are a couple cool tunnels to walk through and every once in a while the vegetation thins and you get a beautiful view of the valley.

Did this hike 7/26/2018 arrived at 1pm. I wish i checked the weather bc the whole trail was muddy going up. When I got to the stairs at the top there were no views because a cloud had taken over everything. As i was coming down it started to pour fairly heavily. That being said i’d do it again on a clear day

Great for kids and dogs!

the trail head starts near the end of the paved/ dirt road, which has many no trespassing signs. the warning signs are marking private property on both sides of the road, not the road itself. the trail is easy to navigate and is frequented by motorcycles. the top of the trail is muddy. the hike/ run is better than the falls which are small. don't expect waimea.

all in a great run.

hiking
22 days ago

To the end, which was not the bench with view but the small ridge after mud swimming it took us around 90 minutes. The views were really nice sometimes but the mud was really everywhere and you could just go barefoot cause my shoes just turned brown. I was expecting this since it was sparkling since morning though maybe if you go after 2 days of not raining itll be ok. Its chill trail, okay for even kids, and yea theres a big eucalyptus tree blocking the road in the beginning so its funny to go over it.

The best you'll love all the guava and all the different kinds of trees.

This is a long walk but there are some very interesting views of the coast line and rock formations in the early part of the hie. The end point is this really neat animal sanctuary with TONS of birds that don't seem to mind you approaching closely. The trek back was during the sunset (leave about 45 mins for this part of the walk) and provided spectacular views the entire way home.

Really muddy going up... there was no waterfall. (A little disappointed) the views were okay, it was an okay hike.

Just an easy breezy walk. Plenty of shade and pretty trees to look at. Great place for children to walk and get out.

Beautiful hike! Saw a monk seal! We went a little too late in the morning, it got super hot by the time we finished. Ended up being 7 miles after walking around the water and trail!

Took us 1.5 hrs to reach the end of trail. A bit on the cloudy side. We could see ( with my telephoto lens) tanks and amphibious vehicles all along Bellows Beach and the tarmac area. It must be the RIMPAC exercise going on at the present moment. Quite a good cardio workout and its been awhile since we came up here the last time in 2016.
Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail is very similiar to Hawaii Loa Ridge , Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail and Mariner’s Ridge ( closed). A longer version of these are the Waahila Ridge Trail to Awa’awa’loa or Olympus and Mau’umae Trail to Lanipo.

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