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Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus)

Honolulu, Hawaii

based on 1 reviews



1.03 miles

Elevation Gain

479 ft

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Mount Tantalus, also known as Pu'u Ohia, is a prominent peak in Honolulu, Hawaii. The trail that winds up this mountain is a moderate 1.03-mile loop, suitable for hikers of average fitness levels. The path is well-marked and offers a steady incline, with a few steeper sections that require careful footing. The trail is known for its unique natural features. It passes through a dense rainforest, where hikers can observe a variety of native Hawaiian plants. The trail also offers views of several distinct rock formations, which are a highlight for many visitors. At the summit, hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. There are also several lookout points along the trail, each offering a different perspective of the surrounding landscape. Hikers are advised to bring water and snacks, as there are no facilities on the trail. Despite its urban location, the trail offers a sense of solitude and a chance to appreciate Hawaii's natural beauty.
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Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus) Reviews

Nice hike, not too muddy, a couple of spots you need really watch about half way in where path is quite eroded. Nice lookout at end....have to go by the towers and find the trail up to the left. we missed it but thankfully some nice locals pointed it out to us.

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