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Waimano Trail - Oahu

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Distance
14.38 mi
Elevation gain
3,796 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
3,796 ft
Max elevation
2,156 ft
TrailRank 
59 4.3
Min elevation
312 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
8 hours 22 minutes
Coordinates
2143
Uploaded
August 7, 2017
Recorded
August 2017
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2,156 ft
312 ft
14.38 mi

near Pacific Palisades, Hawaii (United States)

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Itinerary description

Very nice and solitary trail.

In the begining, the trail goes alongside an old ruined water canal, flanking the valley. On that canal you can see multiple tunnels for the water just near the trail, the firs ones are walkable (if its not raining). The path in this part is nice and easy, except for some concrete points.

After this initial part, when you arrive to the river, it starts to climb up a little, but the path is still wide and easy. Shortly you arrive to a picnic area with a bit of a shelter. It's the only shelter you will find in all the trail.

From here the path continiues to climb smothly.

After some time, the path narrows and starts to more difficult, there are more plants that continiously touch your legs, and the paths start to climb more fiercly, the mudd and the plants start to meke the trail more slippery and thecnic.

The final km/miles are endless, as the speed you can advance is reduced by the dificulty of the path amd all the zig-zag curves there are.

At the end you find a stunning and impressive view of a part of the east shore of the island. It's windy and the cliffs are very high, so be carefull.

The wayback takes less time than the way up.

We needed 4:30 hours to our way up, and 3:45 on our way down.

We just found one guy on our way down, running on the begining of the trail, and one guy with a bunch of hunting dogs on our way up, who just hunted a pig. No one else.

There is no fountain, brign with you a lot of water. The final part is not shady and more exposed to sun.

The trail is long, so go with patience. You are going to spend the day. There are no alternative paths or escape routes.

Mahalo!!

Waypoints

PictographPicnic Altitude 741 ft
Photo ofShelter, picnic area

Shelter, picnic area

Shelter, picnic area

PictographPanorama Altitude 653 ft

Valley view

Valley view

PictographRiver Altitude 667 ft

River access, divertion

River access, divertion

PictographRiver Altitude 649 ft

River cross

River cross

PictographPanorama Altitude 1,036 ft

Valley view

Valley view

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,611 ft

Slippery uppwards

Slippery uppwards

PictographPanorama Altitude 2,134 ft

Spectacular view of the east shore

Spectacular view of the east shore

PictographSummit Altitude 2,130 ft
Photo ofEnd of Waimano Ridge Trail

End of Waimano Ridge Trail

End of Waimano Ridge Trail

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,357 ft

End/Start of narrower path (dificult)

End/Start of narrower path (dificult)

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,294 ft
Photo ofResting Area (small)

Resting Area (small)

Resting Area (small)

PictographMine Altitude 677 ft
Photo ofMine of some kind. Signal. Photo ofMine of some kind. Signal.

Mine of some kind. Signal.

Mine of some kind. Signal.

PictographRuins Altitude 672 ft
Photo ofRuins of some water infrastructure

Ruins of some water infrastructure

Ruins of some water infrastructure

PictographRiver Altitude 672 ft

River crossing

River crossing

PictographMine Altitude 615 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal

Mine for water canal

Mine for water canal

PictographIntersection Altitude 612 ft

Path intersection

Path intersection

PictographMine Altitude 609 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal

Mine for water canal

Mine for water canal

PictographRisk Altitude 610 ft
Photo ofRope exposed path

Rope exposed path

Rope exposed path

PictographIntersection Altitude 623 ft
Photo of6th tunnel overpath

6th tunnel overpath

6th tunnel overpath

PictographMine Altitude 613 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal

Mine for water canal

Mine for water canal

PictographMine Altitude 611 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal

Mine for water canal

Mine for water canal

PictographIntersection Altitude 602 ft
Photo ofUpper/lower Waimano Trail intersection

Upper/lower Waimano Trail intersection

Upper/lower Waimano Trail intersection

PictographMine Altitude 614 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal

Mine for water canal

Mine for water canal

PictographMine Altitude 613 ft
Photo ofMine for water canal entrance (walkable)

Mine for water canal entrance (walkable)

Mine for water canal entrance (walkable)

PictographMine Altitude 609 ft
Photo ofWalkable mine

Walkable mine

Walkable mine

PictographPanorama Altitude 663 ft
Photo ofView

View

View

PictographWaypoint Altitude 671 ft
Photo ofService trail cross

Service trail cross

Service trail cross

PictographIntersection Altitude 499 ft
Photo ofUpper/lowwer Waimano trail intersection

Upper/lowwer Waimano trail intersection

Upper/lowwer Waimano trail intersection

Comments  (1)

  • snaker Nov 16, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Awesome trail. Be aware you will be passing through a hunting ground with feral hogs. Also there is a bit of rope assisted climbing required.

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