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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
Occasional showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 69 to 79. Northeast winds around 15 mph shifting to the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Temperature: 61.3° F
Relative Humidity: 93%
Pressure: 29.89"
Dew Point: 59.4° F

Winds from the SE at 0.4 mph gusting to 2.5 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.50"

Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 6:56 PM
Weather reported from Jack's House Manoa, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL111)
Cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Lows 62 to 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 72 to 81. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 66 to 72. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 74 to 83. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:50 AM
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