Hike Honopu Ridge

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  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    5 Miles

Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Amazing views of the surrounding valleys, Honopu Beach, and the Na Pali Coast. Park service stopped maintaining the trail after it was destroyed by a hurricane in 19825 miles roundtrip.

Drive Waimea Canyon Drive until you reach mile marker 17. Continue about half a mile further, park at the turnout on a corner near a telephone pole. The trailhead is directly back from the turnout.

You'll first encounter a maze of criss-crossing hunter trails. Stay mostly to the left, following ribbon markers left by volunteers. The trail continues for about 2 miles until you reach a dirt outcrop overlooking the valley. It continues about 0.5 mile further but the trail becomes very narrow as you continue down the ridge. The trail becomes rough at a few points but views throughout are well worth the effort. It feels like you're stepping back in time when you hike Honopu Ridge.

Pack List

  • Water and food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Long pants to protect against Uluhe ferns
  • Hat and other sun protection
  • Camera
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Aaron Careaga

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