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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 cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 63 to 70. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph in the late evening and overnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 71.6° F
Relative Humidity: 96%
Pressure: 29.96"
Dew Point: 70.5° F

Winds from the SSE at 0.2 mph gusting to 2.5 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.09"

Sunrise: 6:56 AM
Sunset: 6:32 PM
Weather reported from KHIHONOL102 Kamehame Ridge, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL102)
Forecast
Friday
Partly sunny with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 79. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 64 to 71. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 79. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 65 to 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph early in the morning. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 2/22/2018 6:52 PM
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