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Wahiawa, Hawaii Map

The permit is for the Waikane-Schofield Trail where you have to start at the same point behind the water towers. You dont need a permit to hike Wahiawa Hills as you dont cross military land.

The sign in front says permit is required. I didnt feel comfortable hiking but "looking" around the trail seems really beautiful in some areas. Trail markers might be confusing. Prepare ahead.

Very easy and good to do with children and older people since it’s a steady surface. I would only do again if we have visitors that have limitations.

You can also try Schofield-Waikane Trail ( it is part of Na Ala Hele State Trail System).

I didn't get lost, but my phone tracked that I did 5.47 miles

My first time hiking on this trail. Thanks to All Trails community I was able to prepare for the hike based on community reviews and feedback. The trail itself was a bit challenging. The trail head begins at the end of California. You will see 2 water towers. And a fence line to your right will lead you into the trail head. Use your All Trails app to guide you on the trail as the GPS signal is strong throughout the whole trail. I loved climbing up and down the ridges and valleys. You will cross the river 3 times all through the looped trail. It took me 5 hours to complete 4.8 miles. Stopped in many sections of the trail to fly my camera drone and take still photos. The place is enchanting and mystifying as you explore different types of environments.

beautiful views, no one around but trail is a bit over grown, bring your machete

I didn’t get to hike this. Permit denied because the trail is only open Saturday and Sunday. Only two hikes need 4wd permits as of now. Other one is on the west side of the island.

3 months ago

It's a great hike, it's a little more than 4 miles though. With the few times I lost the trail the app logged me at around 10 miles in 4 hours. once you get near the middle of the course the app shoots of in all directions (assuming it uses courses other people recorded) so use the app but expect to do a little pathfinding, also wear long pants there were leeches in the river.

3 months ago

Fun Trail, lots of up and downs. Would not say it's Olomana 'hard', more like moderate+. Park on street, be respectful of driveways and you'll be fine. fyi, We did not see one other person when we hiked it. So, after water-tower go right-ish...not right along fence, to open paperbark tree area. Short walk thru, then left down big hill...it will look like a trail. Rest is pretty well marked from there. You will get your shoes or feet wet crossing the stream (you cross it twice). Bring suit to jump in. Toward middle of trail, there is a pink ribbon indicating the trail goes right down a hill. This is not the trail, but rather a nice place to swim. The trail goes up hill...even though there are no markers for a bit. It gets really muddy near stream when raining. Watch out for hidden roots under leaves. There was fire a bit back, so you will see evidence of that. Have fun!

Before deciding to take this hike make sure you do it early in the day! The forest gets dark very quickly and can get disorienting at night. The trailhead starts under the big water tower right behind a smoky the bear sign. This trail is challenging and you can get lost rather easily. Our 3.7 mile trek turned into 5 miles. Over the course of 3 hours we were the only ones on the trail a rarity when hiking in Hawaii, Lightly trafficked indeed! Make sure and bring the all trails app along with you so you can follow this 3.7 trail. Have fun and make sure and stop for a swim in the fresh water!

Nice little trail to explore (one geocache located in the gardens and one just outside)

The gardens provided a great little stop on the way to the North Shore. There was no entrance fee and several very cool trees and flowers. One tree there in particular was totally worth the visit, the eucalyptus. Totally amazing

So, we set off on this little adventure with our 7 and 8 year old in tow. We missed the initial trailhead and followed some pink markers down a steep descent into a “dry” creek bed. After trying to follow the creekbed to pick up the trail and sinking into mud that went up about mid calf, we scaled a cliff and found a ridge line which we followed until it brought us back down to the creekbed and the trail. Turned a 5 mile hike into 7 but it was great from there.

on Poamoho Ridge Trail

5 months ago

The best hiking trail ever!!! Well maintained. Beautiful and absolutely stunning views. Well worth the 7 hours it took us to complete... including the 45minute drive time Just to get to the trailhead...4X4 (highly recommended)

Beautiful garden with lot of interesting plants, peaceful and tranquil.

This was an ok trail. There was a nicely developed path to follow with signs to describe trees and plants along the way. There are uneven side paths to take so wearing slippers might be rough. Don't forget a little bug spray; the bug bites definitely were not terrible.

Went today couldn’t cross the stream very fast and over knee deep at the bank.

Such a nice hike up to the waterfall. The distance to the waterfall itself is short, but you can explore so many trails that veer off the main path. We ended up walking around about 4 Miles. It was awesome!

9 months ago

Great place to walk with kids and enjoy some nature. You can walk straight in, it's free, but the volunteer at the desk is so full of information, you're cheating yourself if you don't indulge in 5 minutes of conversation.

finding the first descent was the hardest part. good swimming hole at the bottom.

Do not take kids on this trail!! The fire that roared through here has made it dangerous. Hundreds of down trees and many more to follow. Plus land slides. Trail was about 4.8 miles according to mine and my girlfriends GPS. It is a very slow trail. Lots of steep elevation changes make it difficult. River crossings depends on rain fall, but be prepared to get your feet wet. There are pink markers to help guide the way, most where helpful, but you could very easily get turned around if you don’t pay attention. Views are ok, different then most hikes. We had to follow All Trails tracks in the beginning to find the right trail. Basically stay left of the military fence and head straight down. The trail isn’t very apparent at first. Download the trail to help guide you. Good luck!!

Great option for a difficult trail near Wahiawa/Mililani. Not the best marked route, so recommend starting earlier in the day to ensure maximum daylight.

Beautiful! But wear lots of bug spray, they are terrible.

Nice trail, muddy at times, but cool scenic trek through the ewa weather forest.

10 months ago

Great hike, muddy and a fun drive to get there. Directions in this app were not correct.. just follow the directions in your permit to get to the gates.

Well designed and refreshing. Lots of different plants and trees from the Rainbow trees to cinnamon, vanilla, etc.

11 months ago

It's a very pretty trail! it's marked fairly well, but you have to keep an eye out for the markers. like other comments said take Calforina Ave. park along the street.. once you walk along the water tower by the paper trees, make a left and go down.. if you go right, it's along military training grounds.. after about a 3/4th mile or so there will be a tree with pink ties at a 4 way cross, take the trail right going up to continue along and up the ridge where it opens up so beautifully and gets more airy. we took our 5 year daughter and Tula our son we turned around about 1.5 miles into it, but could see where you go down and cross the stream . very pretty trail!! If you're use to hiking this trail is great, it can be a little changelling at times crossing under trees and ridge lines. don't really recommend toddlers, or just plan not to complete it all or take a while..

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