Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail - September 7, 2014
For our 2 year anniversary we decided to go on a hike of course! We decided to hike Wiliwilinui Trail on the South side of Oahu. Photo on the left is the view from the top facing South and the photo on the right is at the end of the trail facing East.
Directions to the hike will be listed at the bottom. After you check in with the community guard, he gives you a pass to park in the reserved parking lot.
We started the trail pretty late, about 10:30am because of the start of NFL.
The trail is well maintained starting with a paved road then dirt the whole way up. The hike is dog friendly but it will test your fitness levels the second half of the hike.
It wasn't long until we got a nice breeze and view!
The first half of the trail is pretty easy with light incline most of the way.
Finished the first half! The easy part. We took a quick Instagram break before headed on the trail. The second half will test your fitness level with a strenuous incline all the way to the top.
It was hot, but the view got better the higher we went up!
It didn't really feel that far away.
We took breaks periodically, we haven't hiked in while.
Then soon enough we could start to see the Windward side of Oahu.
Totally worth the view! But it's not over yet, we passed by an electrical or phone tower and headed more down the trail.
We pressed on.
& once we seen the sign we knew it was the end!
Beautiful views of the Windward side.
& looking back at the South Side of Oahu we could see Koko Head Crater, Diamond Head Crater, and even the airport landing strip. Real awesome views!
We relaxed and enjoyed the view for about an hour before we headed back down the mountain. Found some wild raspberry at the top, quick snack!
Wanna throw a huge mahalos to Delight Brand Clothing, Havoc Unlimited, Pipe Dreams Surf Co. & 808xlcusive for the gear we were wearing on this hike!
Directions to Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail:
GPS to Laukahi St. Follow Laukai Street until you hit the guard tower. The guard will give you a parking pass and directions to the trailhead.