Distance

5 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Aaron Careaga

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.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

5 Miles

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Aaron Careaga

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