Mauna Lahilahi Point Trail

Mauna Lahilahi Point Trail
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Address 84-1144 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
More rock climb than hike. The peak of Mauna Lahilahi has amazing views of the Waianae coastline.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles • Hiking: Level: Difficult • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes
• Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views

The Mauna Lahilahi Point Trail is a very short, potentially dangerous, and unsanctioned hike in the Waianae area of O'ahu. The trail leads up to the top of Mauna Lahilahi so it's pretty much an uphill climb the entire way.

As mentioned, this hike is technically off limits. When you arrive on the trail you'll see a sign telling you to not go any further and that's because this is a potentially dangerous trail where falls could seriously injure or kill you.

You may find some other sites that will tell you that this hike is easy and even kid and pet friendly. They're wrong. It's none of those. Those that think it's easy are advanced hikers but for everyone else this will be a difficult hike.

So why do we list this hike when it's off limits? So you can see what it is and know the real story rather than attempting it yourself. Enjoy this one through the photos we have rather than taking the risk yourself.

We do mark the location of the hike on our map / directions page because it's location is no secret. And because you can legally go and check out the area and even walk a short portion of the trail before the "off limits" area begins.

Besides, we're not your mom and you're going to do what you want anyhow!

For most, the climb up takes around 20-30 minutes and is less than a mile of trail as you ascend around 230 feet above sea level. At the peak are incredible 360 degree views of the ocean and mountains. And that's the reason people do this hike and ignore the dangers of it.

Note that this hike is completely exposed so if you ignore us and hike to Mauna Lahilahi Point then be sure to wear sunscreen to Protect Yourself From Sunburn & Skin Cancer. On that note, and with any hike, be sure to first read Hiking Safety & Essentials.

If you're curious, those beaches on either side of Mauna Lahilahi are Papaoneone Beach to the north and Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park to the south.