Kuliouou Ridge Hike

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Kuliouou Ridge Hike
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY705 contributions
Apr 2021
This was a proper hike without the crowds - at least in the morning. If you go early it is far easier as you have already ascended a bit once it begins to get hot around mid-morning (9am say).

It is refreshingly windy at the top and the vantage point is just remarkable.
Written May 5, 2021
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L.Kushnir
5 contributions
Jan 2021
"IF YOU LIKE WALKING AROUND BAGS OF DOG POO THIS IS THE TRAIL FOR YOU"

Hikers are ruining this trail.
They are parking their cars in driveways, in front of fire hydrents and stop signs. People in the neighborhood have started calling police and tow trucks to get them towed because they've had to put up with it for years.
Hikers are leaving bags of dog poo and trash on the pavement and curbs.
When they get to the trail some of them leave their dogs run wild to poo all over the trail.
The ones that leash their dogs liter the trails with dog poo bags, empty bottles and trash.
When they come back to the begining of the trail you will always navigate around a big pile of bags of dog poo.
They are ruining it for everybody!
The city, county and state won't do anything about it!
Written January 18, 2021
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SandraWPetrin
Montreal, Canada181 contributions
Mar 2020
It is an excellent hike for experienced hikers that come prepared. We were expecting to hike Moana, but it was closed so we ended up here. This hike is quite steep at points and quite scary. We would have loved to have completed it, the views are spectacular, but unfortunately we got hungry and had to turn back. Next time, we will pack provisions and make a day of it!
Written March 17, 2020
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J H
Calgary, Canada424 contributions
Feb 2020
Parking is in a residential area. This hike was longer than posted on All Trails. It starts with lots of switch backs in a forest. Then some trail hiking. Then some stairs. These stairs were pretty washed out but still do able. It was pretty dry (except for a few sections in the forest) so the stairs weren't too bad for us. The view from the top is very pretty. We did prefer Wiliwilinui Ridge over this hike, it was shorter and more of a 360 view. Approx 5 miles round trip. Took us about 4 hours. But there were definitely quicker groups passing us.
Written February 25, 2020
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Kawikamf
Honolulu, HI25 contributions
Dec 2018
You will enjoy the hike! But, the hike is not easy!! However, the view will be great, and will provide a panoramic view!
Written November 20, 2019
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Inspire747182
Honolulu, HI36 contributions
Nov 2019
Several ways to get there, my recommendation is drive H-1 to end where it turns into kalanianaole highway and keep going to Puuikena Drive. Loop to the right, so you can cross kalanianaole highway and start up the hill to the gate for Hawaii Loa Ridge (a gated community). You can enter if going on the trail walk at the top of the ridge. Drive to the top staying on Puuikena Dr. At the top you'll enter a small park, a little further up the hill you will have parking set aside for trail walkers. Important points are: Wear good walking shoes, carry or find a walking stick and don't go right after a rain - too muddy. It is all free and it is a fabulous view. Also you can walk as long and as far as you like, the trails across the ridges are all connected. suggest a morning start with afternoon return. You do not want to have to navigate your way back after dark. it is a wonderful experience
Written November 14, 2019
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tomanddawn16
10 contributions
Jun 2019
This hike starts off like most, it gets a little challenging because of all the tree roots (sometimes slippery so watch your step!) When we reached the pavilion (picnic table), we were a little confused - was that it? Luckily, we stopped a couple who hike there regularly, and she said no, this is just the beginning!!! Feels like that is more like the half way point? The second half of the hike has steeper inclines and LOTS of stairs. When you reach the top, it's so worth it - the view is as beautiful as it is peaceful.
We're definitely going on this hike again!!!
Written August 6, 2019
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Emiliers18
Granby, Canada12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This hike is not an easy one. However, it is really worth the ascent! Once we reached the top, it was cloudy so we could not get the actual view, but it was still very impressive. It's windy and cool at the top, I suggest you bring a jacket. Do not weat flip flop!
Written August 4, 2019
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Michele K
Eugene, OR6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Such a great hike but not for those without a little physical fitness under their belt. The last 1/3 of the hike, especially, is pretty tough, up really steep terrain including over tree roots and really narrow, steep steps. The view at the top is so worth it though! A great workout!’
Written July 29, 2019
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Mike Clifton
Honolulu, HI14 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
It’s about two miles. Up to the KST and another two back down. It can get a little windy/wet towards the top. Great little run or hike!
Written July 23, 2019
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