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Wiliwilinui Trail

Hawaii > Oahu > Waikiki
Length4.6 mi
Elev. Gain1200 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating8 / 10
The Wiliwilinui Trail is quite empty and intensely charming. From here, you can explore the Koolau Mountain Range, which overlooks the Kapakahi Gulch. You will not only catch a spectacular glimpse of the Diamond Head and the Koko Crater, but also the amazing white sand beaches of the Waimanalo Bay from this trail.

Begin your hike by driving all the way up to the trail head, or you can take the longer, but more adventurous route and walk up an additional 1,200 feet on Laukahi Street. You will be able to get a glimpse of the million dollar mansions on the way. Turn right while you hike and a brown-yellow sign will tell you that the Wiliwilinui Trail is right ahead.

Wiliwili is a tree that has a reddish bark and yellow-orange or red blossoms. You will see lots of (nui) these trees on your way. On the trail you will also come across a canopy of tress, after which you can look at the Crater. Walk a bit to find a bench, where you can take a little rest before continuing the steep journey to the top. The trail continues behind the radio tower station. At the end of the trail there is a cool place to have a meal and then you can begin your journey back to the trailhead.

Best time to go
Avoid the trail if it is rainy

Permission from security guard needed (ID required)

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 18.157' N
157° 45.737' W

Driving Directions:
Drive through the Kalanianaole Laukahi Street. Near the top of the street, you will find the security booth, from where you must check in and continue driving up to Okoa Street and then turn right in to the parking lot.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows 66 to 72. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 70.5° F
Relative Humidity: 85%
Pressure: 29.95"
Dew Point: 65.8° F

Winds from the West at 0.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Today: 0.35"

Sunrise: 6:59 AM
Sunset: 5:50 PM
Weather reported from Pacific Heights, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL148)
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs around 78. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 58 to 66. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs around 78. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Breezy. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 59 to 67. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph increasing to 40 mph early in the morning. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:07 AM
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