Wiliwilinui Access Road And Ridge Trail

Wiliwilinui Access Road and Ridge Trail
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Phone (808) 973-9782
Address 2390 Okoa St, Honolulu, HI 96821
Good workout, and a phenomenal view of from the summit.

• General: Camping • General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 2-3 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Difficult • Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Hiking: Ridge Hike • Sightseeing: Great Views
• Vehicle Activities: Biking

The Wiliwilinui Access Road and Ridge Trail is a 3 mile long (each way), out and back style hiking trail in the Honolulu area of O'ahu. Depending on your hiking skills, you'll probably find this to be somewhere between a moderately difficult trial and a difficult trail.

This is a ridge trail and while it's not overly dangerous there is always the chance of a fall. Combine that with an elevation gain of over 1,600 feet and you have a hike that's probably not good for kids. On that safety note, be sure to also read Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out.

Those that give this one a try will find some pretty incredible views both along the way and at the top. You can see Waikiki, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Rabbit Island / Manana Island.

HECO (Hawaiian Electric Company) has power lines along the trail, which is a reminder of civilization, but you get used to it after a while. There are diverse plants along the trail, with stairs in certain sections to help you along.

To get here from the Kalanianaole Highway heading east, turn left on Laukahi Street. Continue mauka (toward the mountain) on Laukahi until you come to a security guard station. Check in with the security guard and then proceed up Laukahi until it ends. Turn left on Oko'a, following the trail signs. Park in the parking area before the cable gate and proceed on foot along the access road to the trailhead.