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Hawaiiloa Ridge

Hawaii > Oahu > Waikiki
Summary
Length5 mi
Elev. Gain1400 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating9 / 10
TypeView
Hawaiiloa Ridge is a great trail, which is comparatively less crowded than its neighboring trails. It has great views, has a somewhat easy access and is a straight path to the Koolau Summit. Remember, you will need to have a hiking companion here who has a local ID. Sometimes, you will find local hiking groups ready to take you in their party, so that you can go through the gate.

Along the trail you will pass through a deeply rutted stretch and then reach an ironwood forest and a eucalyptus forest.

A special attraction of this trail is the Guava Tree Tunnel. This tunnel of Guava trees seems to be bathed in an eerie light blue-gray light, no matter what the weather conditions are. The soft carpet floor of the forest has earned it the name 'bouncing forest.'

After some more beautiful forests and rolling hills, you will see the trail rising towards the summit with climbing ropes and ascents. However, be careful while using these climbing ropes and make sure that the anchors are firmly placed. The final summit is very steep and will test your physical endurance.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
8 to 10 am

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 17.845' N
157° 44.766' W

Driving Directions:
Start from H-1 east and head towards Kalanianaole Highway, towards Hawaii kai. Once you reach the Kawaikui Beach Park, you should turn right again and cross the highway in Puu Ikena Drive. After you reach the gated Hawaiiloa Ridge subdivision, present your identification and take the steep road till the end of the water tank.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 81 to 89. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 91.9° F
Relative Humidity: 50%
Pressure: 30.03"
Dew Point: 71.0° F

Winds from the SW at 2.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:51 AM
Sunset: 7:16 PM
Weather reported from Kalawahine, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL143)
Forecast
Tonight
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 69 to 75. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday
Sunny and breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 81 to 89. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 70 to 76. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 81 to 89. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:23 AM
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