Hike Honopu Ridge

4.0
5 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Aaron Careaga

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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🥇Top Contributor

7 months ago

Great views!

Loved this hike! Stunning views of mountains and the sea! Glad I wore hiking boots because of the beautiful red dirt of Hawaii (otherwise it would stain your shoes) and the terrain! Easy to get lost.

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