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Olomana Three Peaks Trail

770 Auloa Road, Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #3 of 20 Activities in Kailua
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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259 reviews 259 reviews
212 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have completed hiking/climbing the three peaks of Mt. Olamana six times, and reaching the summit of the first peak over thirty times in the last decade; that I've resided on Oahu! Trailhead Directions: Get on the Pali Hwy (Rte 61 North) heading towards Kailua. Go thru the Pali tunnels. After proceeding all the way down the mountains, and before... More

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a tricky hike, and one could say more like rock climbing! If you have a big fear of heights, then you might want to pass. Parts of the trail are muddy and have quite a few tree roots. The higher you climb, it gets more challenging. But, after climbing with the ropes, the top is quite rewarding. The... More

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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Well, If you're afraid of heights — think before going to this trail. The first peak is really high and sometimes you'll have to climb up on the rocks. Actually the first peak is not the hardest to reach, but the third is. So the first one was enough for us :) If you decided to go, it would be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a great walk but is challenging - it does have a fair amount of what the locals call "bouldering" which involves some fairly strenuous climbs and ropes. The first peak is purportedly the highest and the last portion is pretty tough, certainly not for the faint hearted. Only one of our party continued on and the second peak... More

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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Parking is before the bridge outside the golf course. Then just follow the road to the trail head. About half mile past the guard shack and there is a sign to mark the trail. The hike immediately starts on an incline. This incline gradually gets steeper as you go higher. There's rocks, roots and is a little bit muddy. If... More

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Moscow, Russia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be prepared to a really hard climb right up the mountain, letting no traverses but a steep straignt elevation. Start early (7 am) to avoid heat and crowds of people struggling through the trail. Take a lot of water or isotoner - you'll be sweating as hell! In the end you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views!!! Don't go if you're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The view from the first peak was beautiful!! I did all 3 but there's no need unless you just want the challenge. Peak 2 & 3 look harder than they are but not for the faint hearted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

At least hat's what the travel guides and hiking books say! I wouldn't advise this to be your first hike if you don't keep in shape or exercise regularly. The name of the hike says it all...three peaks. I'll admit, I only made it to the second, which is the highest of all three, because I was running out of... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There's a small parking lot nearby where you can park however, this area fills up quick on weekends. The trail to the first peak is easy and gives you a great view of the surrounding area. The second peak is also easily accessible from here. Descending the second peak is where things get more difficult. It's steep descent with a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was very nervous to do this hike after reading all the reviews on it! But in the end I decided that I could make my own decisions and would just stop when I felt unsafe. Boy am I glad I made that decision. What a hike! I only did the first peak - the reviews on the 2nd &... More

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