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Olomana Three Peaks Trail

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Address: 770 Auloa Road, Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Thrill seeker? Go prepared for challenging and rewarding hike/climb

If you're coming from Honolulu, I recommend the bus to the entrance of the Royal Hawaiin Golf Club. Unless you're early or you're a member of the golf club, parking may not be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
karey w
Spokane, Washington

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Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're coming from Honolulu, I recommend the bus to the entrance of the Royal Hawaiin Golf Club. Unless you're early or you're a member of the golf club, parking may not be available at all. When we got off the trail at 3pm, there were no less than 20 cars that had been ticketed. The lower trail is a... More 

Thank karey w
Port Orchard, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Did this hike with my husband and son. Very slippery and muddy. Made it to first summit and that was enough. Did not trust the ropes. Trail is not maintained. One should be pretty physically fit and not afraid of heights. Wear good hiking shoes. Don't bring children too dangerous.

3 Thank aloehmer
Tampa, Florida
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197 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Parking: Park before the no parking sign/before the bridge, which is just before the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club. Trust me, it'll all make sense when you get there. We also confirmed with a cop that it was okay to park there. After you park, walk towards the golf club. Pass the guard and gate, just wave at them. They already... More 

Thank Mailoha
Kailua, Hawaii
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

spectacular views of the windward side of Oahu, but extremely dangerous climbing (especially in wet conditions), and NOT for the inexperienced or children. That steep drop-off on both sides of the trail in the picture is not an exaggeration. Also parking is risky as there have been numerous break-ins.

1 Thank Kuukama
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This hike is well known among the locals - this hike has a higher amount of deaths reported. From a 19 yr old getting lost and never found, to a friend trailing behind and suddenly missing, to slipping from loose rock and falling, off duty firefighter dying after a fall - please, please be careful. If you are not fit... More 

2 Thank artsymrdarcy
Kailua, Hawaii
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't fall off the ridge, you WILL die. Even the basic Olomana hike is too much for most people, ropes? Really? Oahu is composed primarily of volcanic material and totally unsuited to hiking that hasn't been mapped and vetted by experts. Stay on the trail, don't go where it is kapu, and don't expect kid gloves if you do encounter... More 

1 Thank Kamaaina96734
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a great hike. We just did this last week, and it was beautiful. The greenery and scenery is so lush and vibrant, the pictures just pop. The hike itself was a little over 3 hours for all 3 peaks for our moderately fast group. I have read that 3 people have died on this hike in the last... More 

1 Thank Matt L
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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477 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This trail is the ultimate in trekking for most fit people . The sheer demand of this trail and the terrain is an unforgettable experience . The patches of the slippery rough stretches are challenging at times but , the view of the surroundings are rewarding and breath taking ! Carry enough water there is none available . Also ,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Took my boyfriend and I about 3 hours return trip. Well worth the hike...the hike included a bit of rope work and slight rock climbs. There is a boulder with rope just before the top. Only did the first peak, but was is highest peak. Had been raining the morning we went, which made us slow down due to the... More 

3 Thank Rachel D
Kailua, Hawaii
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Mount Olomana is beautiful, but there are 3 different steep areas, that can and have been deadly. Don't want to scare anyone, but weather conditions MUST be checked before you hike.Would recommend going in the morning, our afternoon weather at Olomana is about a 85% chance of rain and it moves in FAST.Keep safety in mind as priority 1, be... More 

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