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19. Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail
Trail Length: 3 mi.
Terrain: Open, wet ridgeline
Activity: Hiking, Bicycle
Elevation: 1600 ft
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19. Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail Map

Route: Printable Topographic Maps Wiliwilinui Trail begins on a dirt access road through formosa koa and guava forest. As the road climbs up the ridge, it becomes native koa-uluhe forest. The trailhead is about 1.5 miles up the access road. The trail climbs straight up the ridge to a HECO tower. Continue past the tower to the Koolau summit. This trail offers opportunities for viewing a variety of native plants and, from the summit, the leeward coast and Waimanalo. Note: The Wiliwilinui Community Association has been more than cooperative in letting hikers and hunters access State land through their property. Please abide by all rules and regulations of the association.

Directions: From Kalanianiole 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.

Trail Information: Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.

Dog Owners: Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.

Campers: Campers must find legal parking in the adjacent neighborhood. Please park responsibly and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Mountain Bikers: Always yield to hikers. Do not slide around corners or slide down the trail. Careless mountain biking damages the trail and causes erosion. If accidents are reported or damage to the trail is extreme, the trail may be closed to mountain bikers.

To report problems, incidents or trail damage: Click Here
or call 808-973-9782

Camping is allowed on this Trail: Click Here
Trail Announcements: For Current Trail Warnings, Conditions, or Events Click Here
Hiking Safely in Hawaii Brochure: Click Here
Current Trail Maintenance Report on Facebook: Click Here
Oahu Weather Forecast: Click Here
Bus Route Information: Click Here

Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk.

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