Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Wonderful hike! Breathtaking views even if you don’t make it all the way to the top. There are a few spots where you have to climb up boulders, but I do it with my 1.5 year old on my back so it’s not too bad. They look scarier than they are. If it’s been super rainy within a few days it may be muddy but last couple weeks has been perfect trail conditions. Happy hiking!

I'm just coming down from the trail January 19 2019... the hike up there was amazing, it had awesome views but unfortunately it was very cloudy at the top. if you plan to do this hike obviously like any other be careful, there are some sketchy spots but hold on tight and look at every step you take. The stairs are a beating but worth it!!

The map isn't accurate. This is a tiny little loop with signs identifying plants. Good cool down after Kukui.

Hiked this 2x. Once back in 2000 and then again in 2016! The view at the end stays with me always. Great exercise too! I am scared of heights and this was the perfect amount of holy shite!

A good distance and elevation gain to be considered a hike instead of a walk, but with good shade and relatively well marked trails. It is mostly well maintained, although trees have fallen over in a few places and it's washed out in a few more. Nothing major. Bring bug spray, be respectful when you park since it'll be in front of someone's house most likely, and don't expect crazy views. You'll mostly be in the forest.

Hiked January 2019,
If you asked me to envision my perfect death it would be 85 years old meditating in a cave overlooking the ocean. The cave at the top of this hike is the cave I imagine when I picture this scenario. It’s not about the depth of the cave or the work you put in to get to it. This hike is all about the tranquility you feel when you reach the peak. It frames the ocean beautifully as the ocean holds up the sky in the horizon. Definitely a place to revisit before I leave.

Short, paved walkway. Beautiful views at the top. It’s more of a uphill walk than a hike, but certainly still enjoyable.

This’s a decent hike. Way too many people on it trying to catch the Sunset leaving very little Realestate to call your own unless you arrive super early. Head lamp is helpful if you’re going up and it’s still dark outside. After watching the sunset we continued on and around to the other end of the trail. It’s difficult going down and so pray it’s dry or hasn’t rained a few days. The views are beautiful.... But the hike is okay and a decent workout going up and down the trail with decent views.

Great for families with young children!

Trail starts off steep and muddy so be sure to grab a walking stick at the beginning of the trail. After the muddy start the trail dries up and flattens our with a few random steep areas. The view at the top is breathtaking and worth the hike.

Super brief walk to the pool. Great spot to swim. Remember to take off your watches before jumping in, I found an Apple Watch and a Casio (both work!)
Don’t miss the guava trees growing just as the trail drops to the water, and if you buy passion fruit at the roadside stand, remember, when they’re ripe, they’re wrinkly and sad looking.

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1 day ago

Wow that was hard but also amazing!

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Went on a Saturday in mid January with group of 3 reasonably athletic people in their late 20s. Arrived at 0800 which was the perfect time to beat the crowds and get some beautiful shots with the sun in different positions. If you're fairly surefooted you should definitely venture past the warning signs on the end, the views are even more spectacular out there.

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It’s a tough one! First off, the map is not accurate to how the trail goes. Due to mud, trees down and blocking the way one is forced to zigzag back and forth across the river. There are no trail markers to help you pick your path. Crossing the river in mud caked shoes is no picnic either. If like playing Twister or The Limbo with Vaseline on your feet....this is the trail for you!

Upward incline the entire time with some Lookout spots along the way. Some off-paved paths that looked interesting but I wasn't that brave... One wrong foot and you could slip right down the cliffs. Not much to see along the way except cacti and scary spiders in the brush. Once you reach the lookouts to the ocean it's beautiful. Deep blue and you might catch a glimpse of a whale. We saw a little baby one playing in the distance. At one of the whale watch spots there's a steep Rocky trail down to the tide pools. Wanted to do it but it was really windy and we were already pooped as it was our second hike of the day. Heard they are a must see though. Saw tiny people down there floating in them.

Wear appropriate shoes if you're not experienced or tend to be a little clumsy like me. Steep but well worth it. Lots of people but it's a short beautiful tropical hike worth visiting.

Another great hike in Oahu. I wouldn't recommend it after rain because some sections of the trail are very narrow and may get dangerous when slippery. Other than that well worth it hike with nice views.

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2 days ago

a bit muddy and plumeria not really blooming but the cacti are very interesting. overall nice 2 mile loop

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 times a week for almost 3 years now. Went up 7 times in the last 13 days. I will be going again this weekend Saturday and Sunday. I have probably done this particular hike more than anyone else on island. (over 100+ times) It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear (including microspikes and gloves) which are supplied by me when we go. 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.

The hike was 7.08 miles (according to my Fitbit). It was a steady incline in the beginning, definitely got our heart rate up quickly. The last mile or so to reach the bench where you can view the cone felt like a complete vertical incline, which was amazing! I can see why people say it was boring, it’s mostly grassy hills, with some animals around, but we found it enjoyable. People hiked to take pictures of the scenery, but it was a wide enough trail for people to hike on. It was enjoyable, just make sure to pack enough water and wear sunblock!

This trail is a must do. So easy to follow the paths and incredible scenery! If we are lucky enough to come back to Maui again we will definitely be doing this again. Can't say enough good things about it!

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2 days ago

Good exercise trail with some decent elevations. I could do without the road noise but I think this is as good as it gets for a trail of this type on the west side of the island. Bus service no longer available.

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steep stairs at the end, quite slippery roots when wet, best when dry conditions. spectacular view from the top! definitely don't bring dogs or young kids

on Kuliouou Ridge Trail

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Pretty ridge hike with amazing vegetation changes. The trail is marked in places where the footpath is unclear by ties on trees or paint. The trail is easy-moderate until you pass the grove of pines and picnic tables. Avoid this hike if it rained-- descending some parts would be dangerous and undoable if slick with mud. Otherwise, this is a safe hike with no treacherous points.

The best part of the hike is the last leg, where the green vegetation, blue sky, and red dirt take on high contrast, psychedelic colors. You'll catch views before and behind you once you reach the top. We completed this hike in about 2.5-3 hours. No crowd on weekdays. Overall a beautiful and rewarding hike.

Wasn’t marked very well. The all trails map saved us!!

I can see where this trail would be spectacular when it has been dry. As it rained today the hike down was challenging and very, very muddy. The views are amazing but I would recommend this hike when it is not raining as the trail is very eroded.

Was really muddy

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2 days ago

Nice trail

Heya! I'm looking to do this hike on Feb 19th or 20th. If anyone is interested in joining or already planning the trek, let me know! Canadian on vacation looking to get some pre-frisbee tourney adventure in! Reach me at aaron_zucker@hotmail.com or @aaron.zuck

By far the best hike I have done so far in Hawaii!!! I will not discourage anyone from doing this hike but please know that there will be some climbing to get to the top of the peaks. I only did two but next time I come back I will finish the trail. It is challenging but worth every step you take.

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