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Mount Olomana

Hawaii > Oahu > Windward
Length5 mi
Elev. Gain1300 ft
Difficulty4 / 5
Rating9 / 10
The Mount Olomana hike is a truly challenging trail, which should be attempted only by the fittest hikers. The narrow and rocky pathways, the crumbly and steep ascent and the windswept ridgeline is very challenging and must be attempted by hikers who have an excellent physical fitness. For local hikers, covering all the three peaks of Mount Olomana is a kind of graduation that bespeaks their level of skill.

The climb starts with a canopy and a somewhat steep hike, after which the path gets more difficult. You will soon reach the near-vertical rock line, which you will have to navigate with the help of three climbing ropes. After another steep rise, there is a 15-foot rock face. Armature hikers must turn around from this point.

The second peak rises steeply along a crumbly path the drop is even steeper. The third peak is the most dangerous and you will have to evaluate the available path to the peak. A direct climb will leave you at the mercy of the winds. You will discover narrow paths that may have already been roped. Though the true summit is not very spectacular, the challenge that you overcome is worth it.

Best time to go
May to September


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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 22.104' N
157° 45.655' W

Driving Directions:
Take the H-1 Pali exit and proceed through the Pali and Nuuanu tunnels. Take the right turn at the Second Auloa Road and take an immediate left to the road that runs parallel to the highway. Park on the left side when you reach a small bridge and take the trail located on the left side.
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Weather Report for Kailua, HI
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 70 to 76. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 77.0° F
Relative Humidity: 82%
Pressure: 30.02"
Dew Point: 71.1° F

Winds from the SSW at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:29 AM
Sunset: 6:01 PM
Weather reported from KHIHONOL102 Kamehame Ridge, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL102)
Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 78 to 84. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday Night
Haze in the evening. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 68 to 74. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 76 to 82. South winds around 10 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 68 to 74. Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the west early in the morning. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:10 PM
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